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JANUARY 24

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1826 Creek Indians Sign Treaty of Washington Ceding Substantial Land in Present-day Georgia Georgia Creek Indians Treaty of Washington University of Georgia
1834 City of Chattahoochee, Florida Is Incorporated Chattahoochee, Florida Florida Historical Society
1838 U.S. Soldiers Capture Forty Seminole Indians at Florida's Loxahatchee River Florida Seminole Indians War Florida Historical Society
1848 Gold Is Discovered at Sutter's Lumber Mill in California California Gold Rush Gold Westward Expansion Library of Congress
1860 Etienne Lenoir Receives French Patent for First Successful Internal-combustion Engine Gasoline Engine Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts Cambridge University
1871 Charles Goodyear Patents Machine for Sewing Boots & Shoes Charles Goodyear Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1916 Supreme Court Upholds 16th Amendment (Federal Income Taxes) 16th Ammendment to the U.S. Constitution Income Tax U.S. Supreme Court EconEd
1980 U.S. Sells Military Equipment to China China Business and Economics The Cold War History Channel
1984 Apple Unveils the Macintosh at Annual Corporate Meeting Businesses and Corporations History of Computer Technology CNN
2000 The $22B Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Is Largest Philanthropic Trust in the U.S. Washington Bill Gates Philanthropy Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation History Link

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