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JANUARY 1

1879 William Fox (Hungarian-American Founder of Fox Movie Studios Hollywood) Hungarian Business Leaders Film Fox Entertainment Internet Movie Database
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1776 Four British Warships Fire on Norfolk, Virginia with British soldiers Burning Warehouses and Waterfront Buildings Norfolk, Virginia American Revolution Naval Military History Virginia Historical Society
1853 The First Baltimore & Ohio Train Arrives in Wheeling, West Virginia from Baltimore, Connecting the Atlantic with the Ohio River Wheeling, West Virginia Baltimore, Maryland Railroad Ohio River Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archives
1863 In Tennessee, the Battle of Stones River (Murfeesboro) Continues for a Second Day Tennessee Battle of Stones River Florida Historical Society
The Federal Ship U.S.S. Gem of the Sea Captures the Confederate Sloop Ann 6 Miles East of Florida's Jupiter Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Confederate Forces Attack Galveston, Texas and Expel Occupying Union Troops Galveston, Texas Galveston, Texas Texas State Historical Association
A Nebraska Farmer Files the First Homestead Claim Nebraska Housing Farming & Agriculture Homestead Act Historic Firsts History Channel
1883 In Florida, the City of Eustis Is Incorporated Eustis, Florida Florida Historical Society
1884 Ellensburg, Washington Is Incorporated Ellensburg, Washington HistoryLink
1885 In Florida, the City of Lakeland Is Incorporated Lakeland, Florida Florida Historical Society
1895 The Tampa Tribune Begins Daily Publication Tampa, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Tampa Tribune Florida Historical Society
1905 In Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Co. Opens the Milwaukee Interurban Terminal Milwaukee, Wisconsin Transportation Electricity Wisconsin Historical Society
1914 In Florida, the First Scheduled Commercial Airplane Flight Is Made from St. Petersburg to Tampa Florida Aviation History Business Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1918 An Alaskan Law Forbidding Employees From Working More Than 8 Hours a Day Goes into Effect Alaskan Government Labor Law and Legal Resources Alaskan Historical Association
1922 South African Coal Miners Begin a Strike That Will Erupt in Violence by March South African Business Labor Strike Business South African History
1942 The U.S. Government Prohibits Sales of Civilian Cars and Trucks to Dedicate Automotive Plants Entirely to the War Effort U.S. Government Automotives Economics World War II History Channel
1947 The National Coal Board Takes Control of Britain's Mines Great Britain Labor Business BBC
1951 The Zenith Radio Corporation of Chicago Demonstrates the First Pay Television System Chicago Television Business Historic Firsts History Channel
1966 Strikers Shut Down the New York City Subway System New York City Subway Transportation Strikes History Channel
1984 In Compliance with a Court Order, AT&T Divests Itself of 22 Regional Bell Communications Companies AT&T Telephone Business Monopolies Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1986 Wisconsin Is the First State to Recognize Equal Ownership of Assets Acquired by a Husband and Wife Wisconsin Government Women Human Rights/Civil Rights Economics Law & Legal Resources Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1999 The Euro Becomes the Official Currency of 11 European Countries European History Currency BBC

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