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FEBRUARY 21

1903 Thomas Yawkey (Michigan-born Owner of the Boston Red Sox; Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame) Michigan Business Leaders Business and Economics Baseball
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1804 The First Locomotive Is Run for the First Time in Wales Wales Railroads Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1842 John Greenough Receives First U.S. Patent for a Sewing Machine Inventors & Inventions Patents Historic Firsts
1853 Act of Congress Authorizes Production of a Three-dollar Gold Coin U.S. Congress Currencies Gold U.S. Treasury
1855 Henderson, Minnesota Is Incorporated and Named for the Aunt (Margaret Brown Henderson) of Its Founder, Joseph R. Brown Henderson, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1857 U.S. Issues Flying Eagle Cents Currencies U.S. Treasury
Congress Outlaws Foreign Currencies as Legal Tender in U.S. U.S. Congress Law and Legal Resources Currencies U.S. Treasury
1864 U.S.S. Para Captures Confederate Steamer Hard Times on Florida's St. Marys River Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 John Deere Receives Patent for Ploughs Farming & Agriculture Inventors & Inventions Patents John Deere USPTO
1877 The Wisconsin State Assembly Passes a Bill Incorporating the City of Manitowoc Manitowoc, Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1887 Oregon Is First State to Declare Labor Day a Holiday Oregon Labor Day Historic Firsts U.S. Department of Labor
1946 President Truman Creates Office of Economic Stabilization for Transition into a Peace-Time Economy President Harry Truman Nixon The American Presidency World War II Economics The History Channel
1961 African-American Inventor Otis Boykin Receives Patent #2,972,726 for an Electrical Resistor Texas Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African American Scientists and Inventors About.com African American Registry

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