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The Donner Party


This Week in History


February 15, 1950

Disney’s animated version of a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, Cinderella, opens.

February 16, 1923

Archaeologist Howard Carter opens the ancient tomb of King Tut in Thebes, Egypt.

February 19, 1847

The first rescuers reach stranded members of the Donner Party. Only 45 of the original 89 survived.

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