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FEBRUARY 16

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1860 The Minnesota State Agricultural Society Is Incorporated Minnesota Business Farming and Agriculture Minnesota Historical Society
1874 The First Grange Is Organized at Mill Creek Hundred in New Castle County, Delaware New Castle County, Delaware Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts National Grange State of Delaware
1878 Congress Passes Bland-Allison Act Providing for a Return to Minting Silver Coins U.S. Congress Coins & Currencies The History Channel
1892 Thomas Edison Receives Two Patents for Electric Railway & Electric Motor Thomas Edison Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Electricity Railroad The Complete Thomas Alva Edison U.S. Patent Collection
1897 P. Walker Receives Patent 577,153 for a Cotton Machine for Cleaning Seed Farming & Agriculture Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights African-American Scientists & Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1907 Carolyn Kline Galland Estate Creates the Seattle Home for the Jewish Aged Seattle, Washington Judaism Economics History Link
1911 City of St. Cloud, Florida Is Incorporated St. Cloud, Florida St. Cloud, Florida Florida Historical Society
1932 James Markham Receives First Fruit Tree Patent for a Peach Tree Trees Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Historic Firsts U.S. Patent Office
1937 Du Pont Research Chemist, Wallace H. Carothers, Receives Patent for Nylon Trademarks and Patents Synthetic Polymers DuPont Technology and Society
1938 FDR Signs Agriculture Adjustment Act to Steady Agriculture Prices President Franklin Roosevelt Farming & Agriculture Economics The History Channel
1972 British Miners' Strike Turns off the Lights Great Britain Labor Energy BBC Greenwich Guide

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