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1864 David Watson Taylor (Virginia-born Naval Officer, Naval Architect) Virginia Military Figures Naval History World War I
1909 Harry Helmsley (New York City-born Real Estate Investor) New York City Business Leaders American Business Leaders History Channel
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1809 James Madison Is Inaugurated as the 4th President of the United States James Madison The American Presidency Business and Economics Historic Firsts Yale University
1811 The First Bank of the U.S. Liquidates Its Assets and Closes Its Doors Financial Institutions Economics History Channel
1854 In Minnesota, St. Paul and Stillwater Are Incorporated as Cities Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1862 The Federal Ship, U.S.S. Santiago de Cuba Captures the Sloop, O.K. Off the Florida Coast Near Cedar Keys Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 The U.S.S. James S. Chambers Seizes the Blockade-Running Spanish Sloop Relampago and Schooner Ida Off Florida's Gulf Coast Spain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1872 The Boston Globe Publishes Its First Edition Boston, Massachusetts Journalism Historic Firsts The Boston Globe Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1887 William Randolph Hearst Buys the San Francisco Examiner San Francisco Journalism San Francisco Examiner
1912 Sawmill Workers in Hoquiam, Washington Go Out on Strike Hoquiam, Washington Labor Strike Trees History Link
1913 Just Hours Before Leaving Office, President William Howard Taft Signs the Bill Establishing the Department of Labor U.S. Department of Labor William Howard Taft Labor Law U.S. Department of Labor
1955 Inaugural Conference of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) Opens in Johannesburg South Africa Labor Historic Firsts South African History
1978 Chicago Daily News Publishes Its Last Issue after 103 Years Chicago Journalism Library of Congress
1989 Time Inc. and Warner Communications Inc. Announce Plans to Merge into the World's Largest Media and Entertainment Conglomerate Journalism Television Film Business Time Warner New York Times
1997 President Bill Clinton Bars Spending Federal Money on Human Cloning President Bill Clinton Medical Research Cloning Economics Law New York Times

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