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Sunday, February 04, 2018

211 Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies, leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons, Caracalla and Geta

1789 1st US electoral college chooses George Washington as President and John Adams as Vice-President

1794 French National Convention proclaims abolishment of slavery

1822 Free American Blacks settle Liberia, West Africa

1933 German President Paul von Hindenburglimits freedom of the press

1938 Adolf Hitler seizes control of German army & puts Nazis in key posts

1945 Roosevelt, Churchill & Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of the war

1959 Israel begins exporting copper ore

1969 The Palestine National Congress appoints Yasser Arafat chairman of the PLO

1998 Bill Gates gets a pie thrown in his face in Brussels, Belgium

1998 An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale in northeast Afghanistan kills more than 5,000

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