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(From Central News Agency (Taiwan))
Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) Today is Tuesday, Feb. 4, or the fourth day of the first month of the Year of the Goat according to the lunar calendar. Following is a list of important events that have occurred on this date in the past:
1789: George Washington is elected as the first president of the United States.
1793: France abolishes slavery in all its territories.
1810: Tsar Alexander I of Russia refuses to grant Napoleon I his sister Anna's hand in marriage. The Russian tsar's plans to liberalize the government were forestalled by wars with Napoleon I.
1899: Fighting breaks out in the newest U.S. …