Above painting: Louis Jean Francois - Mars and Venus an Allegory of Peace


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Thursday, February 5, 2015

January 29th thru February 5th

What Happened This Week in History?
  • January 29, 1820: The british king who lost the American colonies, King George III dies at the age of 82.
  • January 30, 1649: King Charles I is beheaded for treason
  • January 31, 1747: The first clinic specializing in the treatment of venereal diseases was opened at London Dock Hospital
  • February 1, 1964: "Louie Louie" by the Kingsmen was declared as pornographic by the governor of Indiana
  • February 2, 1887: The First Groundhog Day is celebrated at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawny, Pennsylvania
  • February 3, 188: Circus owner PT Barnum buys his world famous elephant Jumbo
  • February 4, 1938: Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is officially released

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