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1766 Thomas Malthus (English Economist) Thomas Malthus Economics
1933 Leeann W. Chin (Chinese-American Restaurateur) Chinese Business Leaders Minnesota Business Leaders Business Asian-American Business Leaders Lee Ann China Asian to Go Minnesota Historical Society
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1841 Racine, Wisconsin Is Incorporated as a Village Racine, Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1857 The Delaware General Assembly Incorporates the Junction and Breakwater Railroad to Build a Line From Milford to Lewes Delaware Railroad State of Delaware
1895 Lumiere Brothers Granted French Patent for First Movie Projectors France Film Patents and Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts Institut Lumière
1913 Labor Activist, "Mother" Jones, Is Arrested in Charleston, West Virginia Mother Jones Charleston, West Virginia Labor Human Rights/Civil Rights West Virginia Archives
Fire Destroys the Printing Plant of the Seattle Times Seattle, Washington Fire Safety Journalism Seattle Times History Link
1935 In an Effort to Stop Price Wars, Wisconsin Established a Minimum Price of 16 Cents/Gallon for Gasoline Wisconsin Business Transportation Consumer Economics Law and Legal Resources Wisconsin Historical Society
1948 The Articles of Incorporation for the Potato Growers of Wisconsin Are Recognized by the Secretary of State Wisconsin Business Farming & Agriculture Business Wisconsin Potato and Vegetable Growers Association Wisconsin Historical Society
1970 Joseph L Searles First African-American Member of New York Stock Exchange Markets and Investments African-American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1973 President Nixon Raises the Official U.S. Gold Price from $38.00/ounce to $42.22/ounce President Richard Nixon Gold Economics U.S. Treasury
1975 British Coal Miners Accept 35% Pay Raise Great Britain Labor Economics BBC
1982 Thousands Attend Funeral of South African Labor Leader, Neil Aggett South Africa Labor South African History
1990 Drexel Burnham Lambert Financial Group Files for Bankruptcy Markets & Investments History Channel
1997 Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 7,000 for the First Time at 7,022.44 Markets and Investments New York Stock Exchange Historic Firsts New York Times

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