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This Day at Law

Daniel Webster born

On January 18, 1782, lawyer and orator Daniel Webster was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire. Learn more about Webster's life and career from an online exhibit hosted by Dartmouth College, from which Webster graduated in 1801 and which he later championed in the famous Dartmouth College Case.

World War I peace conference begins

On January 18, 1919, the World War I Paris Peace Conference began in Versailles, France. The negotiations lasted six months before producing the Treaty of Versailles, which redrew the borders of Europe and created the League of Nations.

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