Today in history – February 4, 2020

1789 – George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the Electoral College.

1792 – George Washington was unanimously elected to a second term as president in a vote by the Electoral College.

1801 – John Marshall is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.

1846 – The first Mormon pioneers make their exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois, westward towards Utah.

1938 – Adolf Hitler seized control of the German army.

1974 – A group calling themselves the Symbionese Liberation Army abducted Patricia Hearst, the 19-year-old daughter of publisher Randolph Hearst. Hearst was arrested as a fugitive in September of 1975.