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By Tim ONeill
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Diet of Worms, Battle of the Bulge, Lone Ranger, Coast Guard

This week in history


Jan. 25: 125 BC—Greece loses breach of copyright against Rome for stealing and renaming Greek pagan gods on technicality; copyright had not been invented. 1792—The London Corresponding Society, precursor to Facebook, is created. 1881—The Oriental Telephone Company is founded by Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Edison. Overcharged customers nickname it “Mamasan Bell.” 1919—World peace is finally achieved with the formation of the League of Nations. 1924—In Chamonix, France, the first Winter Olympic Games is held. Eleven-year-old Sonja Henie makes her debut in the ladies’ figure skating competition but places dead last. 1942—The Allies fear shift in power in the Pacific Th...

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