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1874 James Larkin (Irish Labor Leader) Irish Political and Social Leaders Labor Biography
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1791 Alexander Hamilton Recommends Establishing a National Mint Alexander Hamilton Currency History Channel
1863 The USS. Sagamore Captures and Destroys the British Blockade Runner, Elizabeth, at the Mouth of Florida's Jupiter Inlet Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 The U. S. Schooner, Beauregard, Captures the British Blockade-Runner Racer North of Cape Canaveral, Florida Great Britain Cape Canaveral, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
The British Steamer Rosita Is Captured by the U.S. Army Transport Steamer Western Metropolis Near Key West, Florida Great Britain Key West, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1870 New Mexico Businessman, Frontiersman, Lucien B. Maxwell, Sells 1.7 Million Acres of Land to a British Investment Group for $1,350,000 British Business Leaders New Mexico Business Clan Maxwell Society of USA New Mexico Magazine
1873 U.S. Patent #135,245 Is Obtained by French Chemist Louis Pasteur for a Process of Brewing Beer and Ale Louis Pasteur Patents and Trademarks Foods and Nutrition USPTO
1877 Lumberman, Winfield Scott Gerrish, Opens the Lake George and Muskegon River Railroad in Clare County, Michigan Clare County, Michigan Railroad Trees State of Michigan
1885 The Florida Legislature Approves the Incorporation of the City of Ocala Ocala, Florida Florida Historical Society
1890 Farmers in Clarks Grove, Minnesota Form a Dairy Cooperative Clarks Grove, Minnesota Farming & Agriculture Cows Business Minnesota Historical Society
1914 Beverly Hills, California Is Incorporated Beverly Hillfs, California Beverly Hills, CA Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles
1918 In Atlanta, Georgia Barbers Raise the Price of a Shave From 15 to 20 Cents Atlanta, Georgia Business University of Georgia
1927 Boeing Wins Federal Contract to Transport Mail Between Chicago and San Francisco San Francisco Chicago U.S. Postal Service Boeing History Link
1932 Wisconsin Is the First State to Approve Unemployment Compensation Wisconsin Business Labor Business Law and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1942 Pro-Axis Saboteurs Attempt to Destabilize Gold Mine Production by Destroying 5 South African Power Stations South Africa Gold World War II South African History
1960 The NFL Announces New Franchises for Dallas & Minnesota Texas Minnesota Football NFL
1969 The Blowout of a Union Drill Platform in California's Santa Barbara Channel Covers 20 Miles of Coastline with Oil Santa Barbara, California Earth Science Oceans Business Learn California

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