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JANUARY 11

1807 Ezra Cornell (New York-born Pioneer in the Telegraph Industry, Philanthropist, Founder of Cornell University) Ezra Cornell The Telegraph Education Cornell University
1895 Laurens Hammond (Illinois Inventor of the Hammond Organ) Illinois Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Organs Economics & Business Hammond Organ
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1759 The First American Life Insurance Company Is Incorporated In Philadelphia Pennsylvania Consumer Economics Historic Firsts Concordia
1803 President Jefferson Nominates James Monroe to Negotiate the Acquisition of the Louisiana Territory Louisiana Territory President Jefferson James Monroe Yale University
1864 Union Ships Capture Two British Blockade Runners Near Florida's Jupiter Inlet Great Britain Florida Naval History The American Civil War Florida Historical Association
1927 Charlie Chaplin's Assets Are Frozen When Wife Files for Divorce Charlie Chaplin Actors Film Buisness & Economics History Channel
1937 Violence Erupts on the 12th Day of a Sit-Down Strike at GM Plant in Flint, Michigan Flint Auto Strike Labor Job Actions Crime General Motors History Channel
1954 The State of Georgia Prohibits Law Enforcement Officers from Joining Labor Unions Georgia Law Enforcement Labor University of Georgia
1955 The Antibiotic Tetracycline Is Patented Patents & Trademarks Medical Research U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1968 In Wisconsin, Rock County Members of the National Farmers Organization Boycott Grain Processors to Drive Up Prices Rock County, Wisconsin Farming & Agriculture Labor Consumer Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1973 President Nixon Ends Wage and Price Control Program President Richard Nixon The American Presidency Economics History Channel
2001 FCC Approves America Online-Time Warner Merger FCC Time-Warner AOL PBS
2002 Ford Motor Announces Elimination of 35,000 Jobs, 5 Plants and 4 Models Ford Motor Automobiles Labor Businesses and Corporations PBS

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