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1782 John Sell Cotman (English Watercolorist) English Artists
1944 Caroline Arnold (Minnesota-born Children's Author, Illustrator) Minnesota Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists
1949 Deborah Nourse Lattimore (American Children's Author) American Authors Primary Children's Authors American Artists
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1990 Jim Henson (Mississippi-born Puppeteer and Creator of the Muppets) Jim Henson Puppets The History Channel Technology and Society
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1922 "Canada Dry" Pale Ginger Ale Trademark Is Registered Patents & Trademarks Foods U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1944 Florida's 85-mile Overseas Highway to Key West Is Dedicated at Florida City Florida Transportation Bridges Florida Historical Society

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