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JANUARY 29

1874 John D., Jr. Rockefeller (Ohio-born Philanthropist) Ohio Polticial and Social Leaders Philanthropy
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1791 Delaware's General Assembly Gives the State's Counties Authority to Establish Almshouses (Poor Houses) Delaware Community and Human Resources Economics State of Delaware
1822 William Becknell, Founder of the Santa Fe Trail, Returns to Franklin, Missouri., After His First Trading Expedition to Santa Fe Franklin, Missouri Santa Fe, New Mexico Business New Mexico Magazine
1834 President Jackson Sends Federal Troops to Quiet Violence Erupting from B&O Railroad Strike President Andrew Jackson Railroads Labor Job Actions History Channel
1862 U.S. Storeship Supply Captures Confederate Schooner Stephen Hart South of Sarasota, Florida Sarasota, Florida Naval Military History The American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1873 The Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Is Completed from Huntington, West Virginia to Richmond, Virginia Huntingtoin, West Virginia Richmond, Virginia Railroads West Virginia State Archives
1886 Karl Benz Patents the First Successful Gasoline-driven Car German Scientists and Inventors Automobiles Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts European Automotive Hall of Fame History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1892 The Coca-Cola Company Is Incorporated by a Charter from the Fulton County, Georgia Superior Court Fulton County, Georgia Coca Cola Business University of Georgia
1900 Fire Destroys Much of the Business Section of Morristown, Minnesota Morristown, Minnesota Fire Minnesota Historical Society
1924 Carl R. Taylor of Cleveland, Ohio Receives a Patent for an Ice Cream Cone Rolling Machine Ohio Scientists and Inventors Ice Cream Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks What's Cooking America
1968 President Johnson Asks for Tax Increases & Additional Funding for Vietnam War President Lyndon Johnson Taxes Vietnam War History Channel

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