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This Week in History


January 8, 1918

On this day, President Woodrow Wilson delivers his “Fourteen Points” speech to Congress, laying the groundwork for the League of Nations in the wake of WWI.

January 11, 1915

The U.S. House of Representatives, then an all-male tribunal, rejects a proposal to grant women suffrage in a 204-178 vote.

January 14, 1954

Marilyn Monroe, born Norma Jean Baker and 28 years old at the time, marries baseball legend Joe DiMaggio.

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