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This Week in History


January 23, 1849

Elizabeth Blackwell is granted a medical degree from Geneva College in New York, becoming the first female in U.S. history to be officially recognized as a physician.

January 24, 1935

In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company debuts the world’s first canned beer, which would receive a 91 percent approval rating in a national poll.

January 26, 1945

Soviet troops enter Auschwitz, Poland, freeing the survivors of the network of concentration camps and finally revealing to the world the depth of the horrors perpetrated there.

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