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FEBRUARY 9

1883 Garnet Carter (Tennessee-born Inventor of Miniature Golf) Tennessee Business Leaders Inventors & Inventions Golf
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1793 Congress Authorizes the Use of Foreign Coins as Legal Tender in the United States U.S. Congress Currency U.S. Treasury
1796 The Delaware Legislature Dedicates Revenues From Marriage and Tavern Licenses to the Establishment of Public Schools Delaware Education Taxes State of Delaware
1811 Robert Fulton Is Granted a Patent for the Practical Steamboat Robert Fulton Patents and Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Steamboat USPTO
1853 U.S. Congress Grants Arkansas Lands for Railroads from Cairo to Texas with Branches to Fort Smith and the Mississippi River Arkansas U.S. Congress Railroad Arkansas History Commission
1863 Pensacola and Georgia Railroad Opens a Florida Line Between Quincy and Tallahassee Florida Railroad Florida Historical Society
1864 Troops from Union's 97th Pennsylvania Capture Small Confederate Force in Florida Swamp Near Fernandina Fernandina, Florida American Civil War Fernandina, Florida Florida Historical Society
Union Troops Occupy Baldwin, Florida, Capturing Cotton, Artillery, Railroad Cars and Food Baldwin, Florida American Civil War Baldwin, Florida Florida Historical Society
1875 First Train Passes through the Hoosac Tunnel Connecting New York and Massachusetts New York Massachusetts Railroad Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1880 The First Train Arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico Santa Fe, New Mexico Railroad Historic Firsts New Mexico Magazine
1909 The Indianapolis Motor Speedway Is Incorporated Indianapolis, Indiana Auto Racing Indianapolis Motor Speedway History Channel
1922 Congress Establishes the World War Foreign Debt Commission U.S. Congress World War I Economics History Channel
1923 Dobrolet, the Soviet State Airline, Is Formed (Renamed Aeroflot in 1932) Soviet Union Aviation History Transporteon
1972 British Government Declares a State of Emergency Over Miners' Strike Great Britain Labor BBC
1989 President Bush Submits to Congress $1.16 Trillion Budget with $91.1 B Deficit U.S. Congress President George Bush Business & Economics History Channel
2000 Boeing Co. Engineers and Technical Workers Begin a 40-day Strike Labor Aviation Business & Economics Boeing History Link

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