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World Almanac

Today is the 35th day of 2022 and the 46th day of winter.

TODAY’S HISTORY: In 1789, George Washington was unanimously elected the first president of the United States by the Electoral College.

In 1938, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” the first feature-length Walt Disney animated film, was released in the United States.

In 1974, the Symbionese Liberation Army, an Ameri- can revolutionary group, kidnapped newspaper heir- ess Patty Hearst in Berkeley, California.

In 2004, Harvard sophomore Mark Zuckerberg launched, the site that would even- tually become Facebook.

TODAY’S BIRTHDAYS: Fernand Leger (1881-1955), artist; Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974), aviator; Diet- rich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945), theologian/Holocaust victim; Rosa Parks (1913-2005), civil rights activist; Betty Friedan (1921-2006), writer/activist; George Romero (1940-2017), filmmaker; Lawrence Taylor (1959- ), football player; Clint Black (1962- ), singer- songwriter; Rob Corddry (1971- ), actor/comedian; Oscar de la Hoya (1973- ), boxer; Gavin DeGraw (1977- ), singer-songwriter.

TODAY’S FACT: Snow White has a star on the Hol- lywood Walk of Fame.

TODAY’S SPORTS: In 1987, skipper Dennis Conner sailed to victory in the America’s Cup yacht race, re- deeming his loss in 1983, which was the first time an American had failed to win the 132-year-old event.

TODAY’S QUOTE: “I believe we are here on the planet Earth to live, grow up and do what we can to make this world a better place for all people to enjoy freedom.” — Rosa Parks

TODAY’S NUMBER: 2.9 billion — monthly active users of Facebook, as reported by the company in October 2021.

TODAY’S MOON: Between new moon (Jan. 31) and first quarter moon (Feb. 8).

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