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JANUARY 17

1763 John Jacob Astor (German-born American Entrepreneur: Fur Trade and Shipping) John Jacob Astor Naval History
1886 Glenn "Cy" Martin (Iowa-born Inventor, Business Leader, Aviation Pioneer) Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Aviation Business
1899 Abram Lincoln Harris, Jr. (Virginia-born African-American Economist) Virginia Business Leaders Economics African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
1928 Vidal Sassoon (English Hair Stylist, Entrepreneur) British Business Leaders Official Website
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1862 U.S.S. Connecticut Captures the British Blockade-runner Emma Off the Florida Keys Florida Keys American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1900 100 Female Employees Strike the Monterey Cotton Mill in Janesville, Wisconsin Janesville, Wisconsin Women Labor Strikes Wisconsin Historical Society
1901 In Alaska, a Post Office Is Established in Coppermount, Site of Alaska's Second Copper Smelter Alaska USPS Copper Alaska Historical Society
1933 1,000 March on Washington's State Capitol Demanding Financial Assistance Washington The Great Depression Economics History Link
1934 Legislation Makes It Illegal for Private Citizens to Hold Gold Certificates U.S. Congress Currency Law and Legal Resources U.S. Treasury
1945 Soviets Capture Warsaw Poland Soviet Union World War II History Channel
2000 British Firms Glaxo Wellcome & SmithKline Beecham Agree to Merge British Business Businesses & Corporations Medical Research GlaxoSmithKiline Marketplace

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