1855 - He was born on the 28th of January.
- He invented adding machine and cash register.
1885 - He founder and eponym of Burroughs Adding Machine Co.
1898 - He died on the 14th of September in Citronelle, Alabama and was interred in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.
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