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A Look at These Two Weeks in History

BY LIAM McABEE

Sep. 12, 1787: American statesman George Mason suggests the addition of a Bill of Rights to the Constitution 
Sep. 13, 122: construction on Hadrian’s Wall begins 
Sep. 14, 1964: Walt Disney awarded the Medal of Freedom at the  White House
Sep. 15, 1835: HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board reaches the Galapagos Islands 
Sep. 16, 1940: FDR signs Selective Training & Service Act (1st peacetime draft ever signed)
Sep. 17, 1787: US constitution adopted by Philadelphia convention 
Sep. 18, 1793: US President George Washington lays cornerstone of Capitol building 

Sep. 19, 1959: Nikita Khrushchev is denied access to Disneyland 
Sep. 20, 1926: Bugs Moran attempts to assassinate Al Capone in a drive-by shooting but fails 
Sep. 21, 1192: English king Richard I the Lion hearted, captured by by Leopold V, Duke of Austria 
Sep. 22, 1817: John Quincy Adams becomes US Secretary of State
Sep. 23, 1949: US President Harry Truman announces evidence of USSR’s 1st nuclear device detonation 

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