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JANUARY 22

1894 Charles Morgan (English Author) English Authors
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1821 Ohio's Government Authorizes the Creation of School Districts and Tax to Support Schools Ohio Education Education Taxes Ohio Historical Society
1857 In Michigan, the Flint and Pere Marquette Railroad Is Chartered Michigan Railroad Michigan Historical Society (pdf)
1867 The Northwestern Railroad is the First to Reach Council Bluffs, Iowa Council Bluffs, Iowa Railroad Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1883 Texas Repeals Act Offering Land at $.50 an Acre Due to Fraudulent Land Speculation Texas Government Economics Law and Legal Resources Texas State Historical Association
1889 The Columbia Phonograph Company Is Formed to Lease Graphophones to Businesses Phonograph Business BBC American Public Media
1895 Lifebuoy Soap is Trademarked Soap Trademarks and Patents USPTO
1905 First Russian Revolution Begins as Czar's Troops Slaughter Hundreds of Peaceful Labor Protestors 1905 Revolution Labor Revolutions and Revolutionaries Death History Channel
1912 The Florida East Coast Railway Connecting to Key West Is Completed Key West, Florida Railroads Library of Congress History Channel Florida Historical Society
1932 U.S. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) Is Created Herbert Hoover The Great Depression History Channel US Treasury
1950 Auto Maker Preston Tucker Is Cleared of Fraud Charges Michigan Business Leaders Automobiles Technology and Society History Channel
1968 The National Basketball Association Awards a Franchise to be Located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Basketball Business National Basketball Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1970 First Regularly-Scheduled Commercial Boeing 747 Flight Is Made from New York to London London, England New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1979 Walkout by British Public Sector Employees Is Largest Since 1926 Great Britain Labor Actions BBC
1985 90% of Florida's Citrus Crop Is Destroyed by the State's Worst Freezing Weather of the 20th Century Florida Citrus Industry Weather Economics Florida Historical Society
1991 Texas Supreme Court Rules the State's System of Public School Funding Is Unconstitutional Texas Government Education Law and Legal Resources Texas State Historical Association
2002 K-Mart Is the Largest Retailer to File Chapter 11 Bankruptcy K-Mart Business Michigan Historical Society (pdf)

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