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JANUARY 18

1820 John R. Buchtel (Ohio-born Industrialist, Philanthropist, Namesake if Buchtel University (University of Akron)) Ohio Business Leaders Business Philanthropy Education University of Akron
1874 Myron Taylor (New York-born Financier, Diplomat) New York Business Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt World War II
1938 Curt Flood (Texas-born African-American Who Successfully Challenged Professional Baseball's Reserved Clause) Texas Sports Figures Baseball Labor Law & Legal Resources African-American Sports Figures USA Today
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1796 The First United States Ten-cent Coins Are Produced Coins Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1802 Detroit, Michigan Is Incorporated Detroit State of Michigan
1837 Congress Revises U.S. Coinage Laws, Mottoes and Devices on U.S. Coins U.S. Congress Coins U.S. Treasury
1841 British Take Control of Hong Kong Great Britain Hong Kong British National Army Museum
1864 U.S.S. Stars and Stripes Captures British Blockade-runner Laura Off Florida's Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1905 Wright Brothers Negotiate with U.S. Government for Purchase of One Aircraft The Wright Brothers U.S. Government Business NASA
1908 In Janesville, Wisconsin, a Warehouse Fire Destroys 4,000 Cases of Tobacco with Losses Estimated at $250,000 Janesville, Wisconsin Fire Business Wisconsin  Historical Society
1915 Japan Seeks to Strengthen Its Position in China by Imposing Its Twenty-One Demands Japan China Economics World History Humanities Web
1971 Texas State Officials Are Charged with Stock Fraud Texas Markets & Investments Crime Texas State Historical Association
1991 Eastern Airlines Shuts Down after 62 Years in Business Aviation History Business & Economics The New York Times

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