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On February 4th, multiple significant events are recognized. It is distinctly noted for being World Cancer Day, a global initiative aimed at raising cancer awareness. On the same day, we also celebrate the International Day of Human Fraternity, Facebook's birthday, National Homemade Soup Day, and more.

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Interesting Facts of February 4th

  1. 1. In 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
  2. 2. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with fellow Harvard College students and roommates Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes on February 4, 2004.
  3. 3. On February 4, 1703, in Edo (now Tokyo), a magnitude 8.6 earthquake killed about 108,000 people.
  4. 4. Representatives from six U.S. states met to form the Confederate States of America on this day in 1861.