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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1780 Massachusetts' African-American, Paul Cuffe, Protests Taxation without the Right to Vote Paul Cuffe U.S. Civil Rights Voting Taxation African-American History University of Houston
1791 Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, Reports to Congress on Trade with China China U.S. Congress Alexander Hamilton International Trade U.S. Treasury
1831 City of Monticello, Florida Is Incorporated Monticello, Florida Monticello, Florida Florida Historical Society
1834 The "Mule-powered" Tallahassee Railroad Company Is Incorporated with a Total of 22 Miles of Track Florida Railroad Business Florida Historical Society
1870 The Carson City, Nevada Mint Delivers Its First Silver Dollars for Circulation Nevada Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1874 African-American Inventor, Lewis Latimer, Receives His First Patent Lewis Latimer Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts African-American Scientists & Mathematicians Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1891 Congress Passes Act Preventing the Counterfeiting of Coinage Tools U.S. Congress Currency Law and Legal Resources U.S. Treasury
1899 The Wilson & Sylvester Sawmill at Wrangell Receives Machinery Making It the Largest Sawmill in Alaska Wrangell, Alaska Trees Business Alaska Historical Society
1906 Two Policemen Are Killed by Black South African's Resisting the Collection of Poll Tax South Africa Voting Rights Taxation Death South African History
1942 Civilian Car Production Ends in Detroit Detroit Automobiles World War II Business State of Michigan
1976 Patent Is Issued for Combination Smoke and Heat Detector Fire Safety Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1997 CBS's Purchases the Nashville Network and Country Music Television for a $1.5B CBS Television Business EconEdLink

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