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1791 Peter Cooper (New York City-born Inventor, Manufacturer, Philanthropist) New York City Business Leaders Philanthropy
1880 John L. Lewis (Iowa-born Labor Leader: President of the United Mine Workers, Founder of the CIO) Iowa Political and Social Leaders Labor Unions AFL-CIO The History Channel
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1873 Coinage Act Establishes the Bureau of the Mint U.S.Government Currency U.S.Treasury
Coinage Act Approves In God We Trust on All U.S. Coins U.S.Government U.S. Symbols Currency Religion Separation of Church and States U.S.Treasury
1887 Tarpon Springs, Florida Is Incorporated Tarpon Springs, Florida Florida Historical Society
1900 J.W. Packard Receives His First Automotive Patent James Ward Packard Automobiles Inventors and Inventions Patents & Trademarks The History Channel
1914 Port Angeles, Washington Receives Its First Electrical Power Port Angeles, Washington Electricity Historic Firsts History Link
1924 First Advertising-Sponsored Radio Show Is Broadcast Radio Propaganda Consumer Economics The History Channel
1932 The White Pass Railroad Roundhouse and Shops Are Destroyed by Fire at Skagway, Alaska Skagway, Alaska Railroad Fire Safety Alaska Historical Society
1974 In Washington, a Federal Judge Issues Ruling Affirming Native American Treaty Fishing Rights Washington Native American Heritage Law and Legal Resources Business and Economics History Link
1980 The State of Delaware Helps Bail out the Chrysler Corporation by Lending It $5 million Delaware Business Chrysler State of Delaware
1997 State of Texas Launches Antitrust Investigation of Microsoft's Internet Software Business Practices Texas Bill Gates Internet Anti-trust Law MIT

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