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JANUARY 13

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1837 When the Hudson's Bay Company's Refuses to Sell Cattle Oregon Settler's Organize the Willamette Cattle Company Oregon Business Cattle Consumer Economics SalemOregon.com
1864 U.S.S. Two Sisters Captures the Schooner William Off Florida's Suwannee River Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1903 Granville T. Woods Is Issued U.S. Patent #718,183 for an Electric Railway Switch Granville T. Woods The Railroad Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks African-American History St. Louis Public Library
1922 WHA Radio Is Founded in Madison, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin Radio WHA Wisconsin Historical Society
1937 The First Shipment of Gold Bullion Is Made to the Fort Knox Bullion Depository Kentucky Fort Knox Gold Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1942 Henry Ford Patents the Plastic Automobile Body Henry Ford Automobiles Plastics Patents and Trademarks History Channel
1957 Wham-O Company Begins Mass-Production of the Frisbee Hobbies and Games Inventors & Inventions Ultimate
1974 The Dallas–Fort Worth International Airport Officially Opens Texas Aviation Official Website Texas State Historical Association
1994 GTE Announces It Will Cut 17,000 Jobs Businesses & Corporations Labor General Electric EconEdLink
2000 Bill Gates Resigns As Microsoft CEO/President, Replaced by Steve Ballmer Bill Gates Businesses and Corporations CNN

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