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These Two Weeks in History

By LIAM McABEE

Feb. 11, 1768:
Samuel Adams letter, circulates around American colonies, opposing Townshend Act taxes

Feb. 12, 1915: Adolf Hitler receives the relatively common Iron Cross second class for bravery in World War I
Feb. 13, 1861: Abraham Lincoln declared US president in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 14, 1803: Chief Justice John Marshall declares that any act of U.S. Congress that conflicts with the Constitution is void.
Feb. 15, 1869: Charges of Treason against Jefferson Davis are dropped
Feb.  16, 1741: Benjamin Franklin’s General Magazine begins publishing
Feb.  17, 1972: US President Richard Nixon leaves Washington, D.C. for China
Feb. 18, 1879: Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi is awarded a patent for his design of  the Statue of Liberty
Feb. 19, 1878: Thomas Edison patents the gramophone (phonograph)
Feb. 20, 1962: John Glenn became the 1st American to orbit the Earth aboard Friendship 7
Feb. 21, 1431: Joan of Arc’s first day of interrogation during her trial for heresy
Feb. 22, 1942: World War II: President Franklin Roosevelt orders General Douglas MacArthur out of the Philippines as American defenses collapse
Feb. 23, 1847: Battle of Buena Vista Mexico; Zachary Taylor defeats Mexicans
Feb. 24, 1868: US House of Representatives vote 126 to 47 to impeach President Andrew Johnson

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