Today in history 1/3/2017

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1/3/2017:

Today in history, Martin Luther (see picture below) is excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church in 1521.

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Today in history, General George Washington defeats the British led by British General Lord Charles Cornwallis, at Princeton, New Jersey in 1777.

Today in history, The Social Democratic Congress in Germany demands universal suffrage in 1910.

Today in history, Plans are announced for a new $150,000 Brooklyn stadium for the Trolley Dodgers (see picture below) baseball team in 1912.

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Today in history, King Tutankhamen’s sarcophagus (see picture below) is uncovered near Luxor, Egypt in 1924.

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Today in history,  Alaska is admitted into the Union as the 49th and largest state in 1959.

Today in history,  The last original weekday Peanuts comic strip (see picture below) is published after a 50-year run, following the death of the strip’s creator, Charles Schultz in 2000.

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