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FEBRUARY 11

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1809 Robert Fulton Receives His First Patent for Improvements in Steam Navigation Robert Fulton Patents and Trademarks The Steamboat Virtualology
1850 The Buffalo Bayou, Brazos and Colorado Railway Is Chartered as the First Railroad in Texas Texas Railroad Historic Firsts Texas State historical Association
1891 In Minnesota, the Duluth, Missabe and Northern Railroad Is Established to Carry Iron Ore from the Mesabi Range to Lake Superior Ports Minnesota Railroad Iron Business Minnesota Historical Society
1894 In Palm Beach, Florida, Henry Flagler Opens the Royal Ponciana Hotel the World's Largest Wooden Resort Hotel Palm Beach County, Florida Henry Flagler Business Florida Historical Society
1903 The U.S. Congress Passes the Expedition Act Making Anti-Trust Cases a High Priority for the Federal Courts U.S. Congress President Theodore Roosevelt Economics Monopolies Law and Legal Resources Library of Congress History Channel
1937 General Motors Recognizes the United Auto Workers as the Official Representative of Its Workers General Motors Labor Unions UAW History Channel
44-day Flint, Michigan Labor Strike Ends Michigan Labor Job Actions History Channel State of Michigan
CBS, NBC and Mutual Radio Networks Simultaneously Broadcast from Radio City Music Hall a Benefit Concert for the American National Red Cross. Radio City Music Hall Radio American Red Cross History Channel
1963 Three Die When 400 Striking Canadian Loggers Attack the Camp of non-Union Workers in Northern Ontario Ontario, Canada Trees Labor Strikes Death CBC
1982 South Africa's Independent Black Unions Stage a 30-minute Work Stoppage to Protest the Tortured Death of Imprisoned White Labor Leader Neil Aggett South African Political and Social Leaders Labor Strikes Human Rights/Civil Rights South African History

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