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JANUARY 20

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1801 President John Adams Helps to Put Out a Fire at the Treasury Department President John Adams Fire Safety U.S. Treasury
1830 Louisiana's First Railroad Is Chartered Louisiana Railroads Historic Firsts Louisiana Secretary of State
1857 William Kelly Patents the Blast Furnace for Manufacturing Steel William Kelly Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Iron USPTO
1863 President Lincoln Denies Request to Extend Railroad Service to Springfield, Missouri Springfield. Missouri President Abraham Lincoln Railroads American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1865 President Lincoln Places a Ban on the Exportation of Hay from the United States President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Farming and Agriculture Lincoln Logs
1870 Victoria Woodhull & Tennessee Claflin Open First Female U.S. Brokerage Firm Markets and Invesments Women Historic Firsts History Channel EconEdLink
1874 U.S. Patent #146,697 for A "Steam Lubricator" Is Issued to E.J. McCoy Elijah McCoy Patents and Trademarks African-American History St. Louis Public Library
1908 The Virginia Theater Opens in Wheeling, West Virginia Wheeling, West Virginia Stage and Theater West Virginia Archives
1931 United Textile Workers at Virginia's Schoolfield Mills End an Unsuccessful 4-month Strike Virginia Business Labor Strikes Virginia Historical Society

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