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It happened on a… February 4
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China welcomes the world at the Beijing Winter Olympics. Charles Hamelin and Marie-Philip Poulin are the Canadian flag bearers during the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony at the National Stadium in Beijing.


Morocco’s Mohammed VI switches on world’s largest solar plant near Ouarzazate. Planned to power 1 million homes when fully completed 2018.


Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.


A civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.


Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US federal grand jury for drug trafficking and racketeering.


“Rumours” 11th studio album by Fleetwood Mac is released (Grammy Album of the Year)


“Patton” directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971).


Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of World War II.


III Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York.


First Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix. The Toronto Granite Club hockey team brings home the Gold Medal for Canada in ice hockey.


Electors unanimously chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States.


Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America.

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