A Week in History: World War I, John Steinbeck, and the New York Stock Exchange

John Steinbeck receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the NYSE reopens following September 11.

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A look back at the week in history

Sept. 12, 1918 In World War I, the American Expeditionary Force, commanded by Gen. John Pershing, launches an offensive against the Germans in Saint-Mihiel, France.

Sept. 13, 1993 At the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO chief Yasser Arafat shake hands after signing the Oslo Accords setting out a framework for making peace. 

Sept. 14, 1964 Author John Steinbeck receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Sept. 17, 2001 The New York Stock Exchange reopens following the Sept. 11 attacks.