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MARCH 5

1893 Emmett J. Culligan (Minnesota-born Founder of Culligan Water Treatment) Minnesota Business Leaders Businesses & Corporations Water Culligan
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1872 George Westinghouse Jr. Patents the Steam Air Brake for Trains George Westinghouse Railroads Inventors & Inventions Patents USPTO
1875 Wisconsin Offers $10,000 for Cheap Practical Machine to Replace the Horse Wisconsin Automobile Inventors History Channel
1889 In Florida, The Pensacola News, Forerunner of the Pensacola News-Journal Is Founded Pensacola, Florida Pensacola News-Journal Florida Historical Society
1917 The Lumber Workers Industrial Union, IWW, Holds Founding Convention in Spokane, Washington Spokane, Washington Labor Lumber Workers Industrial Union History Link
1933 In His First Day as President, FDR Closes All Banks for Four Days Franklin Roosevelt Economic Institutions Great Depression Writers Almanac History Channel
1955 Inaugural Conference of the South African Congress of Trade Unions (SACTU) Closes in Johannesburg South Africa Labor Historic Firsts South African History
1963 Two Spanish Aircraft Collide in Mid-air over France with Air Traffic Controllers on Strike: 68 People Die Spain France Air Disasters Labor Job Actions Death BBC
1966 Major League Baseball Players Association Selects Marvin Miller, a Steel Union Official, as Its Executive Director Major League Baseball Labor Unions Major League Baseball Players Association New York Times
1997 The Swiss Parliament Announces Plans to Create $4.7B Fund to Compensate Holocaust Victims Switzerland The Holocaust Economic Institutions PBS

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