Flashback Friday! This Day in History

Welcome one and all to another edition of Flashback Friday, this day in history! So, what happened on February 4th?

February 4th was a day of “firsts” for sure. Let’s take a look:

February 4th, 1938, Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs was released in the theaters and at that time was the most successful movie in history.

On this day, February 4th, 1959, the Barbie doll was first introduced! She was created by Ruth Handler, one of the founding members of the Mattel Company and was named after her daughter….you guessed it, Barbie. Later on, when the male counterpart to Barbie was introduced, he was named after her son Ken. Does that seem strange to anyone else, considering Barbie and Ken’s illicit history?

The first Winter Olympics in the US was held on this day in history; February 4th, 1932, taking place in Lake Placid, NY.

February 4th, 1957, saw the first day of the sale of the Smith-Corona portable typewriters. The company had been in production for 71 years and produced the first upper and lower case typewriters.

On February 4th, 1974, Patty Hearst was abducted by the Symbionese Liberation Army, setting off a chain of events leading to that infamous bank robbery with Hearst, then known as Tanya, participating.

On this day, in 1997, a civil jury panel in Santa Monica, California, determined that OJ Simpson was guilty in the deaths of his ex-wife Nicole Brown-Simpson and Ron Goldman.

On February 4th, 2004, the state of Massachusetts high court determined it was legal for persons in same sex relationships could be married. Also on this day and year, Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook. Have you seen “The Social Network” yet?

That all happened today, February 4th, in history!

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