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. 

1789

George Washington is elected as first President of US

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1859

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

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1948

Sri Lanka gains independence from Great Britain
 

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2000

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

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2004

Mark Zuckerberg launches Facebook from his Harvard dormitory room

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