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FEBRUARY 27

1836 Russell A. Alger (Ohio-born Civil War General, Governor of Michigan) Ohio Political and Social Leaders Michigan Political and Social Leaders American Civil War Business Politics State of Michigan
1934 Ralph Nader (Connecticut-born Consumer Advocate, Independent Candidate for President of the United States) Connecticut Political & Social Leaders Consumer Economics 2000 Presidential Election Biography.com
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1836 Abraham Lincoln Buys One Share of Stock in the Illinois Beardstown and Sangamon Canal for $5 Illinois Abraham Lincoln Markets and Investments Lincoln Papers
1864 U.S.S. Roebuck Seizes Two Blockade-running Schooners on Florida's Indian River Inlet Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1900 Working for Bayer, Felix Hoffmann, Receives a Patent for a Less-Acidic Aspirin Drugs & Medicines Organic Chemistry Inventors and Inventions Trademarks and Patents USPTO
1914 Ford Motor Company First Uses an Assembly Line for the Construction of the Entire Automobile Ford Motor Company Automobiles Labor Business Historic Firsts University of Virginia
1932 Congress Passes the Glass-Steagall Act Expanding the Powers of the Federal Reserve Board U.S. Congress Great Depression Economics Law and Legal Resources History Channel
State Accepts $100,000 Gift to Build the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Virginia Libraries & Museums Museums Philanthropy Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Virginia Historical Society

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