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1848 Harriet Laura Cramer (Wisconsin-born Philanthropist and Patron of the Arts) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy Wisconsin Historical Society
1913 Jimmy Hoffa (Indiana-born Labor Leader) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Labor
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1850 United States Mail Steamer Carolina Arrives in Portland, Oregon After a 6-day Journey From San Francisco Portland, Oregon San Francisco Steamboats U.S. Mail
1876 Alexander Graham Bell Applies for a Patent for the Telephone Alexander Graham Bell Telephone Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Library of Congress
1886 The First Trainload of Oranges Leaves Los Angeles, California Los Angeles, California Foods & Nutrition Economics & Business Railroads Historic Firsts The History Channel
1888 The Hotel Del Coronado Opens in San Diego San Diego, California Economics & Business Hotel Del Coronado Learn California
1903 U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor Established U.S. Government Agencies President Theodore Roosevelt Economics and Business EconEdLink The History Channel
1924 Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. Changes Name to IBM Businesses & Corporations
1932 Michigan's Governor Declares a Holiday to Protects the State's Banks from Insolvency Michigan The Great Depression Economics State of Michigan
1948 NASCAR Is Incorporated NASCAR Historic Firsts Decades of Racing
1989 Union Carbide Agrees to Pay $470M to Government of India for 1984 Bhopal Gas Leak Disaster India Business Death Union Carbide New York Times

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