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JANUARY 7

1873 Adolph Zukor (Hungarian-American Entrepreneur Who Built the Paramount Movie Studios) Hungarian Business leaders Filmmakers Business New York Times
1906 Aristotle Onassis (Greek Shipping Magnate) Greek Business Leaders Boats Business
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1872 Jim Fisk (Vermont-born Financier) Jim Fisk Business and Economics History Channel
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1714 First Known Patent for a Typewriting Device Granted by Queen Anne of England to Henry Mill Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts IBM
1782 The Bank of North America, the Nation's First Commercial Bank, Opens for Business in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Business and Economics Historic Firsts History Channel
1795 Georgia's Governor Signs the Yazoo Land Act Passed by the Legislature in Response to Bribes from Private Land Companies Georgia Government Law and Legal Resources Economics Crime University of Georgia
1850 John R. Irvine Obtains a License to Operate a Ferry Across the Mississippi River at St. Paul, Minnesota's Upper Landing St. Paul, Minnesota Steamboats Mississippi River Minnesota Historical Society
1859 James Moreau Brown Purchases the Land for Construction of Ashton Villa, the First Brick House in Galveston, Texas Galveston, Texas Housing Economics Texas State Historical Association
1890 African-American Inventor, W.B. Purvis, Patents the Fountain Pen Pennsylvania Scientists & Mathematicians Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions African-American Scientists & Mathematicians African-American Registry
1892 A Mine Explosion Leaves Nearly 100 Dead in Krebs, Oklahoma Krebs, Oklahoma Labor Death History Channel
1913 William M. Burton of Chicago, Illinois Patents Process for "Cracking" Petroleum to Produce Gasoline Chicago Scientists & Mathematicians Automobiles Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Pierce Law Center USPTO
1919 South Africa's Industrial and Commercial Workers Union Is Founded South Africa Labor Unions South African History
1927 Transatlantic Radio Telephone Service Is Inaugurated between New York and London New York City London The Telephone Historic Firsts History of the Atlantic Cable & Submarine Telegraphy New York Times Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1968 Cost of a First-Class U.S. Stamp Raised to 6 Cents U.S. Postal Service Consumer Economics Postal Regulatory Commission
1976 An Icelandic Gunboat Rams a British Naval Frigate over Fishing Rights Dispute Iceland Great Britain Fishing Economics BBC
1985 Saturn Motors Is Created As Subsidiary of General Motors Automobile Businesses and Corporations General Motors Saturn History Channel

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