Benedict Arnold, German Labor, Edward Pease

On this day: January 5
Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold (1781)

The Free Committee for a German Workers Peace, which would become the Nazi party, is founded (1918)

Alexander Dubček comes to power: "Prague Spring" begins in Czechoslovakia (1968)

b: Ed Rendell (1944), George Tenet (1953); d: Calvin Coolidge (1933), Edward R. Pease (1955), Tip O'Neill (1994)

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