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FEBRUARY 2

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United States: Job Shadow Day
(Program to get students into the workplace: coinciding with Groundhog Day)
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Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1653 New Amsterdam (now New York City) Is Incorporated New York City New York Times
1817 State of Delaware Allots $1,000 per County per Year for Instruction of Poor White Children Whose Parents Cannot Afford Private Tutoring Delaware Education Education Economics Racism State of Delaware
1830 Two Entrepreneurs Bring the First Cotton Seeds to the Texas Rio Grande Valley Texas Farming and Agriculture Business Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Society
1831 The Bank of St. Augustine, Florida Is Chartered St. Augustine, Florida Banking Florida Historical Society
1841 Madison, Florida Is Incorporated as Madison Court House Madison, Florida Madison, Florida Florida Historical Society
1848 Treaty of Hidalgo Ends Mexican-American War: Mexico Cedes Territory for $15M Mexico Arizona California Colorado Nevada New Mexico Texas Utah Mexican-American War Treaty of Hidalgo New Mexico Magazine
1863 Federal Reconnaissance Officer Locates and Destroys 41 Sacks of Salt Near Florida's Jupiter Inlet Jupiter Inlet, Florida American Civil War Jupiter Inlet, Florida Florida Historical Society
1864 Confederate Raid Captures Union General and the Steamer B. C. Levi American Civil War West Virginia Archives
President Lincoln Approves Removal of Trade Restrictions with West Virginia within Union Lines West Virginia Abraham Lincoln Economics Lincoln Logs
1865 U.S.S. Pinola Captures British Blockade Runner, Ben Willis, Off Florida's Gulf Coast Great Britain Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1884 The Typographical Union Begins a Strike and Boycott of the Evening Wisconsin Wisconsin Business Journalism Labor Strikes Wisconsin Historical Society
1892 Baltimore's William Painter Is Issued Patent #468,258 for the Cork-sealed Bottle Cap Maryland Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Inventors and Invention Historic Firsts American Society of Mechanical Engineers
1897 Pittsburgh's Alfred L. Cralle Is Issued Patent 576,395 for an Ice-cream Scooper Pennsylvania Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Foods & Nutrition Noted African Americans What's Cooking America African American Registry
1899 Philanthropist Andrew Carnegie Donates $100,000 to Give Atlanta, Georgia a Public Library Andrew Carnegie Atlanta, Georgia Philanthropy Atlanta Public Library University of Georgia
1901 Fort Pierce, Florida, Named for General Benjamin K. Pierce, Brother of President Franklin Pierce, Is Incorporated Fort Pierce, Florida Fort Pierce, Florida Florida Historical Society
1905 The Wisconsin State League Is Formed, Bringing Professional Baseball to Five Wisconsin Cities Wisconsin Sports Figures Baseball Business Wisconsin Historical Society
1910 The Daughters of the American Revolution Buy the Henry H. Sibley House in Mendota, Minnesota and Will Preserve It as a Museum Mendota, Minnesota Museums Economics Daughters of the American Revolution Minnesota Historical Society
1913 New York City's Grand Central Terminal Opens New York City Railroads Grand Central Terminal
1932 The U.S. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (RFC) Opens Franklin Roosevelt The New Deal History Channel
1934 The U.S. Export-Import Bank Is Authorized U.S. Government International Trade U.S. Treasury
1965 Alfonso Alvarez Receives a Patent for "Dual-vent Windows" Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Hispanic Scientists and Inventors USPTO
1976 U.S. Senate Hearings Reveal That U.S. Business Have Bribed Japan's Former Prime Minister Tanaka Kakuei Japan Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Business Crime Asian History
2002 Home Depot co-Founder Arthur Blank Purchases the Atlanta Falcons Georgia Business Atlanta Flacons Home Depot University of Georgia

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