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JANUARY 12

1964 Jeff Bezos (New Mexico-born Founder of Amazon.com) Jeff Bezos Amazon.com
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2001 William Hewlett (Michigan-born co-Founder of Hewlett-Packard) William Hewlett History of Computer Technology Hewlett-Packard
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1812 The First Commercial Goods Are Delivered to New Orleans by Steamboat New Orleans Steamboats Business Historic Firsts U.S. Army
1828 The City of Key West Is Incorporated by the Territorial Government of Florida Key West Florida Florida Historical Society
1853 In Arkansas, the Cairo & Fulton Railroad Is Chartered Arkansas Railroad Arkansas History Commission
1895 Printing and Binding Act Prohibits Copyrighting of Government Publications U.S. Government Copyright USPTO
1912 "Bread and Roses" Labor Strike Begins in Lawrence, Massachusetts Lawrence, Massachusetts Labor Strikes Business Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
The Italian Workingmen's Club Is Founded in Madison, Wisconsin Italy Madison, Wisconsin Immigration Labor Wisconsin Historical Society
1942 President Franklin Roosevelt Reinstates Woodrow Wilson's National War Labor Board (NWLB) President Woodrow Wilson President Franklin Roosevelt World War II Labor History Channel
1988 The First Florida Lottery Tickets Are Sold Florida Busines & Economics Business & Economics Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1999 Mark McGwire's 70th Home Run Ball Auctioned for $3 Million Baseball Bartering CNN

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