Jan 4 in History: From first US president to Facebook's launch and more

Did you know that George Washington today was elected as the first president of the United States?

If you are interested to know more amazing facts from the world of history, check out our Today in History edition for February 4. 


George Washington is elected as first President of US



One of the oldest known copies of Bible, "The Codex Sinaiticus", is seen in Egypt



Sri Lanka gains independence from Great Britain



Charter of Paris is signed, initiating observation of World Cancer Day



Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room


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