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1795 George Peabody (Massachusetts-born Merchant, Financier, Philanthropist) Massachusetts American Business Leaders Philanthropy
1862 Charles Schwab (Pennsylvania-born Business Leader, Industrialist; First President of U.S. Steel) Pennsylvania Business Leaders American Business Leaders
1898 Enzo Anselmo Ferrari (Italian Automobile Developer) Enzo Ferrari Automobiles
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1920 Sammy Marks (South African Business and Political Leader) South African Political Leaders South African History
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1833 With the Signing of the Treaty of Maumee, the U.S. Government Pays the Ottawa Indians $29,440 to Give Up Their Claims to Lands in Ohio Ohio U.S. Government Ottawa Economics Historic U.S. Documents Ohio Historical Society
1862 The Federal Gunboat, Ethan Allen, Enters the Clearwater, Florida Harbor and Captures a Schooner Along with Two Sloops Clearwater, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1873 U.S. House Censures Massachusetts Representative Oakes Ames for Bribery in a Railroad Construction Scheme Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Railroad Economics Crime History Channel
1894 Mark Twain's Publishing Company, Charles L. Webster & Company, Declares Bankruptcy Missouri Authors Mark Twain American Authors Business American Collection
1964 U.S. Cuts Off Military Aid to Great Britain & France for Trade with Cuba Cuba Great Britain France International Trade The Cold War History Channel
1965 In Canada, 26 British Columbia Copper Miners Are Killed in an Avalanche Canada Labor Copper Snow Death History Channel
1969 In West Virginia, United Mine Workers Coal Miners Strike to Protest the Absence of Black Lung Benefits West Virginia Strike United Mine Workers of America West Virginia State Archives

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