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JANUARY 6

1884 Harry Pace (Georgia-born African-American Publisher, Music Executive, Attorney) Harry Pace U.S. Government Jazz African American Business Leaders
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1838 An Improved Morse Telegraph Is Demonstrated in Morristown, New Jersey New Jersey Samuel F.B. Morse The Telegraph Smithsonian Institution
1857 The City of Madison, Wisconsin Purchases Approximately 80 Acres to Construct Forest Hill Cemetery Forest Hill Cemetery Economics Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1863 U.S.S. Pocahontas Captures the Blockade Runner Antona off Cape San Blas, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
U.S.S. Ariel Captures Blockade Runner Sloop Good Luck Near Key Biscayne Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1895 The First Sunday Edition of the Tampa Tribune Is Published Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Tampa Tribune Florida Historical Society
1874 In Alaska, the Unalaska Post Office Is First Established Unalaska, Alaska U.S. Postal Service Alaska Historical Society
1925 George Washington Carver Is Granted Patent #1,522,176 for Cosmetics George Washington Carver Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks African-American History U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1942 Pan Am Aircraft Completes the First Commercial Round-the-world Trip Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1968 350 San Francisco State University Faculty Go on Strike San Francisco Education Labor U.S. Civil Rights Movement San Francisco State University
1976 Ted Turner Buys the Atlanta Braves from the Atlanta LaSalle Corp for $11M Ted Turner Major League Baseball Baseball Business & Corporations University of Georgia
1983 U.S. Federal Tax on Gasoline Is Increased to Provide Funding for Roads and Bridges Automotives Taxes EconEdLink

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