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FEBRUARY 20

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1792 President Washington Signs Post Office Act, Establishing U.S. Postal Service George Washington U.S. Postal Service U.S. History History Channel
1811 Austria Declares National Bankruptcy Austria Economics National Bank of Austria
1854 Georgia Legislation Limits Use of White Child Labor Under 21 from Sunrise to Sunset Georgia Child Advocacy Child Labor Laws and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1887 The Federated Trades Council of Milwaukee Is Founded to Organize Craft Unions in the City Milwaukee, Wisconsin Labor Organizations Wisconsin Historical Society
1893 Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Falls Into Receivership Railroads Businesses & Corporations History Channel EconEdLink
1895 U.S. Congress Authorizes a Denver, Colorado Mint for Gold and Silver Coin Production Colorado U.S. Congress Currencies U.S. Mint U.S. Treasury
1899 The White Pass & Yukon Route's First Passenger Train Reaches White Pass in Canada Alaska Canada Railroad Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1909 The Hudson Motor Car Company Is Organized Michigan Automobiles Business State of Michigan
1939 Washington's Seattle-Everett Electric Interurban Railway Is Closed Washington Railroad History Link
1996 H&R Block Announces Plans to Offer Public Shares in CompuServe Business & Corporations H&R Block Motley Fool

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