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A Look at These Two Weeks in History

By LIAM McABEE

Aug. 31, 1888: Jack the Ripper claims first victim 8/31
Sept. 1, 1939: Germany invades Poland starting WWII
Sept. 2, 1666: Great Fire of London begins at 2 in the morning and 80% of London is destroyed  
Sept. 3, 1838: Frederick Douglass escapes from slavery disguised as a sailor 
Sept. 4, 1862: General Robert E. Lee invades the North with 50,000 Confederate troops
Sept. 5, 1905: Theodore Roosevelt mediates Russo-Japanese treaty, getting the Nobel Peace Prize  

Sept. 6, 1492: Columbus’ fleet sets sail from the Gomera Canary islands
Sept. 7, 2015: Donald Trump interviews on CNN about running for president 
Sept. 8, 1960: Alfred Hitchcock releases “Psycho”  
Sept. 9, 1862: Robert E. Lee splits his army and sends Stonewall Jackson to capture Harpers Ferry  
Sept. 10, 1919: New York City welcomes home General John J. Pershing and 25,000 WWI soldiers  
Sept. 11, 1297: Battle at Stirling Bridge Scottish rebel William Wallace beats English  

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