history fact – February 4, 2017

___ Per The AP:
Today is Saturday, Feb. 4, the 35th day of 2017. There are 330 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History:
On Feb. 4, 1789, electors chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States. ___ Per The UPI:
On this date in history: In 1789, George Washington of Virginia, the commander of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, was elected the first president of the United States by all 69 presidential electors who cast votes. John Adams of Massachusetts was elected vice president.

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