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FEBRUARY 19

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1996 Charles Finley (Alabama-born Owner of the Oakland Athletics Baseball Team) Alabama Sports Figures Baseball Business
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1781 The Town of Natick, Massachusetts Is Incorporated Natick, Massachusetts Natick, Massachusetts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1825 The Florida Intelligencer, Tallahassee's First Newspaper, Begins Operation Tallahassee, Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1856 Hamilton Smith (Gambier, OH) Receives a Patent for a Tin-Type Camera Ohio Inventors Photography Inventions Patents University of Southern California
1861 Russian Tsar Alexander II Issues the Emancipation Reform Abolishing Serfdom Russian Political & Social Leaders Labor Source (pdf)
1878 Thomas Edison Receives Patent for the Phonograph Thomas Edison Patents and Trademarks The Phonograph History Channel Center for the Study of Technology and Society USPTO
1906 W K Kellogg Founds the Battle Creek Toasted Corn Flake Company W.H. Kellogg Businesses & Corporations Foods and Nutrition Kellogg Detroit News
1909 Teamsters Local 174 is Chartered in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washngton Teamsters Local 174 History Link
1928 The Entire State of Minnesota Is Darkened by a Dust Storm Minnesota Farming and Agriculture Great Depression Minnesota Historical Society
1968 More Than 35,000 of Florida's 58,000 Educators Go Out on Strike Florida Education Labor Job Actions Historic Firsts Jacksonville University
1997 19-month Detroit Newspaper Strike Ends Detroit Labor Actions Journalism Michigan State University History Channel

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