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FEBRUARY 5

1837 Dwight Lyman Moody (Massachusetts-born Evangelist, Businessman; Founder of Moody Bible Institute) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Religion Education Moodie Bible Institute
1878 Andre Gustave CitroŽn (French Auto Maker/Business Leader) French Business Leaders Automobiles Official Web Site History Channel
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1982 Neil Aggett (South African Labor Leader Found Hanged while in Police Custody) South Africa Labor South African History
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1777 Georgia Adopts New State Constitution as First U.S. State Abolishing Inheritance Practices of Primogeniture and Entail Georgia Government Laws and Legal Resources Economics History Channel University of Georgia
1817 The First Gas Company in United States Forms in Maryland Maryland Businesses & Corporations Energy
1850 Patent Is Issued for First Calculator with Depressible Keys Patents & Trademarks Inventions History of Technology Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1851 Davenport, Iowa Is Incorporated Davenport, Iowa Iowa State Historical Society
1862 USS Keystone State Captures the British Blockade Runner, Mars, Off the Florida Coast at Fernandina Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1864 USS DeSoto Captures Confederate Blockade Runner Cumberland Transporting Munitions Off the Florida Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1865 Lincoln's Cabinet Disapproves of His Proposal to Pay Confederate States to Cease Their Resistance U.S. Government Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Economics Lincoln Logs
1878 The First Train Reaches Newcastle, Washington on the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad Newcastle, Washington Railroads Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1881 Phoenix, Arizona Is Incorporated Phoenix, Arizona New York Times
1883 Southern Pacific Railroad Completes New Orleans to California "Sunset Route" New Orleans California Railroads Westward Expansion History Channel
1920 4,000-seat Loew's State Movie Theater Opens in Chicago Chicago Film History Channel
1922 The First Issue of Reader's Digest Is Published Journalism REader's Digest Media Owners
1926 North Miami, Florida Is Incorporated As Miami Shores North Miami, Florida Florida Historical Society
1945 Georgia Abolishes the Poll Tax Georgia Government Laws and Legal Resources Voting Rights Taxes University of Georgia
1958 Parking Meters First Appear on the Streets of London's Exclusive Mayfair District London, England Automotives Economics Historic First Historic UK
1982 South African Labor Leader, Neil Aggett, Is Found Hanged while in Police Custody South Africa Labor Death South African History
Britain's Laker Airways Collapses Owing £270 Million to Banks and Creditors England Avaition History Business BBC
1993 President Clinton Signs Family and Medical Leave Act into Legislation Congress Bill Clinton Law Labor U.S. Department of Labor
1997 Three Major Swiss Banks Establish Humanitarian Fund of 100M Swiss Francs to Benefit Holocaust Victims Switzerland Economics The Holocaust PBS

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