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FEBRUARY 28

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Henry Luce (American Publisher: Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated) Henry Robinson Luce Journalism Business
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1827 The B&O Is the First U.S. Railway Chartered for Freight and Passengers Railroads Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1849 The First Gold Prospectors Arrive in San Francisco Aboard the Ship California The California Gold Rush San Francisco Gold Historic Firsts New York Times
1863 Union Gunboats Shell and Destroy Blockade Runner Rattlesnake Near Fort McAllister, Georgia Georgia American Civil War Naval History University of Georgia
1865 U.S.S. Honeysuckle Captures Blockade Running British Schooner Sort Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1878 Congress Approves the Issue of Silver Certificates and the Coinage of Silver Dollars U.S. Congress Silver Currency U.S. Treasury
1887 Alabama Passes Its First Law Fixing Age Limits Work Hours for Certain Child Labor Alabama Labor Child Labor Laws and Legal Resources Historic Firsts Alabama
1893 First Freight Train from the East Arrives in Seattle, Washington over New Transcontinental Tracks Seattle, Washington Railroad Business Historic Firsts History Link
1909 Panama City, Florida Is Incorporated Panama City, Florida Panama City, Florida Florida Historical Society
1932 The Last Ford Model A Is Produced Ford Motor Company Automobiles Henry Ford Museum
1982 Getty Museum Becomes World's Most Richly Endowed Museum with $1.2B Bequest from J. Paul Getty Los Angeles Museums Museums Economics Getty Museum The History Channel

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