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  • U.S.
    Thursday Feb 5, 1789

    George Washington

    The state electors under the Constitution voted for the president

    U.S.
    Thursday Feb 5, 1789

    The delegates to the Convention anticipated a Washington presidency and left it to him to define the office once elected. The state electors under the Constitution voted for the president on February 4, 1789, and Washington suspected that most republicans had not voted for him. The mandated March 4 date passed without a Congressional quorum to count the votes, but a quorum was reached on April 5. The votes were tallied the next day, and Congressional Secretary Charles Thomson was sent to Mount Vernon to tell Washington he had been elected president. Washington won the majority of every state's electoral votes; John Adams received the next highest number of votes and therefore became vice president.




  • Housatonic, Great Barrington, Massachusettsm U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 5, 1867

    W. E. B. Du Bois

    Alfred married Mary

    Housatonic, Great Barrington, Massachusettsm U.S.
    Tuesday Feb 5, 1867

    Alfred married Mary Silvina Burghardt on February 5, 1867, in Housatonic, a village in Great Barrington.




  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 5, 2020

    Donald Trump

    Trump was acquitted of both charges in a vote nearly along party lines

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Wednesday Feb 5, 2020

    On February 5, Trump was acquitted of both charges in a vote nearly along party lines, with Republican Mitt Romney being the only senator – and the first senator in U.S. history – to cross party lines by voting to convict on one of the charges.




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