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JANUARY 26

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1932 William Wrigley (Pennsylvania Founder of Wrigley Gum) Pennsylvania Business Leaders American Business Leaders Wrigley
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1839 Republic of Texas Charters the Houston and Brazos Railroad Republic of Texas Railroad Texas State Historical Association
1909 Milk-Bone Brand Trademark Is Registered Patents and Trademarks Business Dogs Milkbone USPTO
1918 Former Russian State of Ukraine Declares Its Independence Ukraine Russia History Channel
1928 First Commercial Airway Service to Georgia Begins with Flights Between Atlanta and New York Georgia Aviation History Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1934 Sam Goldwyn Buys Movie Rights to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz Film Economics & Business History Channel
1949 Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company Announces the Invention of a Machine for the Mass Recording of Tapes Minnesota Business History of Technology 3M Minnesota Historical Society
1982 British Unemployment Rises to 3M for First Time Since 1930s Great Britain Labor BBC
1995 Cadbury Schweppes Buys Dr. Pepper/Seven-Up for $1.7 Billion Foods & Nutrition Business & Economics History Channel EconEdLink

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