Feb. 4, 2012
The World and Everything in It

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The TW&E History Book

  • Feb. 5, 1597 — The Japanese government puts to death 20 Japanese Christians and six European missionaries by crucifixion. The 26 were deemed a threat to Japanese society. Watch the trailer for for the forthcoming short film, 26 Martyrs.
  • Feb. 5, 1937 — President Franklin D. Roosevelt proposes increasing the number of Supreme Court justices (and judges on other federal courts). Roosevelt's "court-packing" plan (as critics called it) was defeated in Congress.
  • Feb. 6, 1952 — Britain's King George VI dies in his sleep at age 56. He is succeeded by his daughter, Elizabeth II.
  • Feb. 4, 2004 — Facebook is founded by Mark Zuckerberg. The social-networking site now has nearly 850 million members.
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