This Week in History (12/9-12/15)

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This Week in History (12/9-12/15)

Hunter Hoskins, Staff Writer

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Dec 9th: On this day in 1775, the Patriots gained control over Virginia. In 1992, U.S. Marines stormed Mogadishu Somalia.

Dec 10th: On this day in 1850, Emily Dickinson was born. In 1901, the first Nobel Prize was awarded. In 2009, the movie Avatar made its world premiere.

Dec 11th: On this day in 1777, the British interrupted Washington’s march to Valley Forge. In 1936, after ruling for less than a year, Edward VIII became the first English monarch to voluntarily abdicate the throne. In 1941, Germany declared war on the U.S.

Dec 12th: On this day in 1913, the Mona Lisa was recovered in Florence. In 1980, Da Vinci’s notebook sold for over five million at auction.

Dec 13th: On this day in 1577, English seaman Francis Drake set out from Plymouth, England to explore the Pacific coast of the new world. In 1621, the first American export of furs was sold. In 2000, Al Gore conceded in the presidential election.

Dec 14th: On this day in 1799, George Washington died. In 1900, the Quantum Theory was first introduced. In 2012, the Sandy Hook shooting occurred.

Dec 15th: On this day in 1791, the Bill of Rights was ratified. In 1961, Adolf Eichmann was condemned to death. In 2001, the Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened.