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1897 Max Schuster (Austrian-American Publisher) Austrian Authors & Illustrators Business Simon & Schuster Writers Almanac
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1824 Michigan Territory Requests $1,500 from U.S. Congress to Build Road from Detroit to Chicago Detroit, Michigan Chicago, Illinois U.S. Congress Economics State of Michigan
1829 New England Asylum (Perkins School) for the Blind Is Incorporated in Boston Boston, Massachusetts Education Blindness Perkins School for the Blind Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities IntelliHealth
1855 The First Post Office Opens in Ashland, Wisconsin Ashland, Wisconsin U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1903 U.S. Congress Appropriates $485,000 for a Submarine Telegraph Cable from Seattle to the Alaskan Cities of Sitka and Juneau Seattle, Washington Alaska U.S. Congress Telegraph Economics Alaska Historical Society
1933 1,200 Unemployed Workers Protest for Public Assistance in Olympia, Washington Olympia, Washington Labor Economics The Great Depression History Link
1949 U.S. Soft Coal Miners Begin a Two-week Strike Labor Job Actions The History Channel
1973 The Women in Film Organization Is Founded Women in Film Women Labor The History Channel
1974 Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore Opens in South Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Literature Business Uncle Hugo's Science Fiction Bookstore Minnesota Historical Society

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