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These Two Weeks in History

BY LIAM McABEE

January  9, 1812: Swedish Pomerania (Germany) seized by Napoleon 
January  10, 1776: “Common Sense” Pamphlet by Thomas Paine, published advocating American independence 
January  11, 1935: Amelia Earhart flies from Honolulu to Oakland Ca 
January  12, 1903: Harry Houdini performs at Rembrandt theater, Amsterdam 
January  13, 1923: Taking advantage of the chaotic condition of Germany, Hitler stages a demonstration of 5000 storm troopers and denounces the ‘November crime’ 
January  14, 1799: Eli Whitney receives government contract for 10,000 muskets 
January  15, 1535: Henry VIII declares himself head of the Church in England 
January  16, 1493: Columbus leaves the new world and sets sail for Spain on his 1st trip 
January  17, 1864: General longstreet’s command ends heavy fighting at Dandridgem TN 
January  18, 1671: British pirate Henry Morgan captures Panama City from its Spanish defenders 
January  19, 1668: King Louis XIV & Emperor Leopold I sign treaty dividing Spain 
January  20, 1801: John Marshall appointed US chief justice 
January  21, 1846: 1st edition of Charles Dickens’ “Daily News” 
January  22, 1953: Arthur Miller’s “Crucible” premieres in NYC 
January  23, 1849: Elizabeth Blackwell becomes 1st woman in the US to earn a medical degree 
January 24, 1679: King Charles II disbands English parliament 
January 25, 1802: Napoleon Bonaparte elected president of Italian (Cisalpine) Republic 
January 26, 1784: Benjamin Franklin expresses unhappiness over eagle as America’s symbol 
January 27, 1671: Pirate Henry Morgan lands at Panama City 

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