4th February : Today in History : What happened today on 4th February?
The events happened on 4th February are :
1945 : Yalta Conference opened : On this day in 1945, during the final stages of World War II, the Yalta Conference opened with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin meeting to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.
2003 : Yugoslavia officially changed its name to Serbia and Montenegro.
1974 : Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was kidnapped by members of the Symbionese Liberation Army.
1948 : Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) gained independence from Great Britain.
1932 : The United States hosted its first Winter Olympic Games, in Lake Placid, New York.
1906 : German Protestant theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was born in Breslau, Germany (now Wrocław, Poland).
1902 : American aviator Charles A. Lindbergh was born in Detroit, Michigan.
1789 : George Washington was elected to serve as the first U.S. president by a unanimous vote in the first electoral college.
1787 : Shays's Rebellion, an uprising in western Massachusetts in opposition to high taxes and stringent economic conditions, was defeated by the Springfield militia.