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JANUARY 14

1856 Thomas Egleston (South Carolina-born Georgia Businessman, Philanthropist) South Carolina Business Leaders Georgia Business Leaders Philanthropy University of Georgia
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1984 Ray Kroc (Illinois-born Founder of McDonald's) Ray Kroc Businesses and Corporations McDonalds Foods and Nutrition
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1799 Cotton Gin Inventor Eli Whitney Receives a U.S. Government Contract to Produce 10,000 Muskets Eli Whitney Inventors & Inventions U.S. Government Business University of Georgia
1846 Stillwater, Minnesota's First Post Office Is Established Stillwater, Minnesota USPS Minnesota Historical Society
1864 The U.S.S. Union Captures the Blockade-Running Steamer, Mayflower, Near Florida's Tampa Bay Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1875 U.S. House Passes the Specie Resumption Act in an Effort to Replace Civil War Greenbacks in Circulation with Gold Coins U.S. Congress Currencies American Civil War History Channel
1949 The U.S. Government Files Anti-Trust Suit Against AT&T U.S. Government Businesses & Corporations Monopolies Anti-Trust Law AT&T History Channel
1954 Hudson & Nash-Kelvinator Merge into American Motors Automobiles Businesses & Corporations History Channel
1976 In Minnesota, Sauk Centre Teachers End a Week-Long Strike After a New Contract Is Ratified Suak Centre, Minnesota Education Labor Strike Minnesota Historical Society

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