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JANUARY 16

1819 James Wormley (Influential African-American Inn/Hotelkeeper in Civil War-era Washington, D.C.) James Wormley Famous African Americans
1853 André Michelin (French co-Founder of Michelin Tires) André Michelin Automobiles Businesses and Corporations
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1543 British Parliament Makes It Unlawful for Women and Common Laborers to Read the New Testament Great Britain Women Labor Law and Legal Resources The Bible Concordia
1792 Creek Warriors Capture the Panton, Leslie and Company Trading Post Near St. Marks, Florida Florida Creek Indians U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Florida Historical Society
1817 City of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Is Incorporated Louisiana Baton Rouge Lousiana Secretary of State
1830 Alabama's Legislature Charters Tuscumbia Railroad Company to Build State's First Railroad Alabama Railroad Historic Firsts Alabama State Archive
1844 Abraham Lincoln Purchases the Only Home He Will Ever Own Illinois Abraham Lincoln Consumer Economics Lincoln Home National Historic Site Lincoln Logs
1864 Union Ships Capture Two Blockade Runners in Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1868 A Refrigerator Car Is Patented by William Davis of Detroit, Michigan Detroit Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Indiana State Library
1906 Christian Hülsmeyer Receives U.S. Patent for a Forerunner of Radar German Scientists & Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Radar Technology and Society
1970 Curt Flood Files Lawsuit Challenging Baseball's Reserve Clause Baseball Labor Constitutional Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts New York Times
1997 Raytheon Acquires Hughes Electronics Businesses & Corporations Raytheon EconEdLink History Channel

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