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1916 Betty Furness (New York City-born Consumer Advocate) New York City Performing Artists Actors U.S. Government Consumer Economics
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1833 British Seize Control of the Falkland Islands Great Britain New York Times
1848 In Minnesota, a Sewing Club—the St. Paul Circle of Industry—Is Formed to Raise Money for a New School Building St. Paul, Minnesota Education Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1856 The First Train From Chicago Enters Iowa City Chicago, Illinois Iowa City, Iowa Railroad Historic Firsts State Historical Society of Iowa
1861 Georgia's Savannah Volunteer Militia Seizes Fort Pulaski on Cockspur Island Georgia American Civil War National Park Service University of Georgia
1865 U.S.S. Kanawha Captures Confederate Schooner Mary Ellen Off Florida's Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1871 Henry Bradley of Binghamton, NY Is Issued Patent 110,626 for Oleomargarine New York Scientists & Inventors Foods & Nutritions Lemoyne College
1888 Marvin Stone Patents the Paraffin-covered Paper Drinking Straw Patents and Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Foods & Nutrition Technology and Society
1900 Frederick Weyerhaeuser Purchases 900,000 Acres of Washington State Timberlands Washington Trees Business Weyerhaeuser History Link
1942 Parker Pen in Janesville, Wisconsin Is Awarded a Contract for 35 Million Parts for Anti-Aircraft Shell Fuses Janesville, Wisconsin Business World War  II Parker Pen Wisconsin Historical Society
1949 U.S. Supreme Court Rules Closed Union Shops Are Illegal U.S. Supreme Court Labor History Channel
1967 U.S. Patent Awarded for Solar Heating and Cooling a House Solar Energy Patents & Trademark Inventors & Inventions USPTO
1995 U.S. Postal Service Raises Price of First-class Stamp to 32 Cents U.S. Postal Service Stamp

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