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JANUARY 4

1887 Edwin Witte (Wisconsin-born Statesman; "Father of Social Security") Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Social Security Wisconsin Historical Society
1895 Leroy Randle Grumman (New York-born Founder of Grumman Aviation) Leroy Randle Grumman Aviation History
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1877 Cornelius Vanderbilt (New York-born Business Leader: Railroads and Shipping) Cornelius Vanderbilt U.S. Business Leaders Naval History Railroads
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1839 Lincoln Votes with Majority of the Illinois House to Incorporate City of Danville Danville, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1851 Samuel Colt Wins Contract to Provide U.S. Government 1,000 Revolvers Samuel Colt Gun Control Business & Economics History Channel
1861 Alabama and Florida Governors Order the Seizure of Federal Military Installations in their States Alabama Florida American Civil War Alabama State Archive Florida Historical Society
1865 New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Opens Its First Permanent Headquarters New York Stock Exchange Investments and Markets Library of Congress
1921 Mack Truck Trademark Is Registered Trademarks and Patents Mack Trucks USPTO
1965 CBS Buys Guitar Company Musical Instruments Fender Guitar CBS The History Channel
1999 Europe's Unified Currency, the Euro, Debuts on World Markets European History Currencies International Markets and Investments History Channel CNN
U.S. Mint Releases Delaware Quarters, First Dedicated to Individual States Delaware Coins and Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Mint

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