On this day:

2004: Facebook is founded. The social networking service currently has over 1 billion active users.

1945: Yalta Conference opened, during the final stages of World War II with Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, and Joseph Stalin meet to plan the final defeat and occupation of Nazi Germany.

1789: George Washington elected as first President of the United States

Born on this day:

1913: Rosa Parks: American activist who refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama sparking the Montgomery Bus Boycott; its success launched nationwide efforts to end racial segregation of public facilities.

Gone on this day:

2006: Betty Friedan: American author, activist

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