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JANUARY 15

1870 Pierre S. DuPont (Delaware-born Chairman of the Board of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company) Delaware Business Leaders DuPont
1906 Aristotle Onassis (Greek Shipping Tycoon) Greece Boats Biography.com
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1782 Robert Morris Recommends U.S. Mint & Decimal Coinage U.S. Government Currency U.S. Treasury The History Channel
1841 The Republic of Texas Charters Construction of a Road Between Houston and Austin Republic of Texas Economics Texas State Historical Association
1859 Lake City, Florida Is Incorporated Lake City, Florida Florida Historical Society
1861 Elisha Otis Is Issued a Patent for an Elevator Elisha Otis Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Technology and Society
1864 The Federal Schooner USS Beauregard Captures the British Schooner Minnie Near Florida's Mosquito Inlet Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1865 Union Captures Fort Fisher in North Carolina North Carolina Fall of Fort Fisher Forts The History Channel
1925 Florida's Hialeah Race Track Opens Florida Horse Racing National Park Service Florida Historical Society
1933 In Iowa, the Utopian Amana Colonies Begin Using U.S. Currency for the First Time Amana Colonies Economics The History Channel
1936 The Ford Foundation is Chartered Ford Motor Company Philanthropy Ford Foundation The History Channel
1943 Snowstorm Paralyzes Puget Sound War Industries Washington Snow Economics World War II History Link

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