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1797 Gerrit Smith (New York-born Philanthropist, Abolitionist) New York Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy Abolition African American Registry
1828 Johnson Newlon Camden (West Virginia-born Industrialist, U.S. Senator) West Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Senate Business West Virginia Archive
1926 Alan Greenspan (New York-born Chairman of U.S. Federal Reserve Board) Alan Greenspan Economics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1819 In McCulloch v. Maryland U.S. Supreme Court Rules Federal Government Is Exempt from State Taxes <I>McCulloch v. Maryland</I> Law and Legal Resources Taxes Oyez
1862 Lincoln Recommends to Congress Compensation for States Willing to Gradually Emancipate Slaves U.S. Congress Abraham Lincoln Slavery Economics of Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Papers
U.S.S. Pursuit Captures the Schooner Anna Belle Off Coast of Apalachicola, Florida Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1886 9,000 Railroad Workers Strike Against the Southwestern Railroad Labor Job Actions Railroad History Channel
1933 A Nationwide 4-day Bank Holiday Begins as Declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt President Franklin Roosevelt Economics Great Depression U.S. Treasury
Production of Silver Dollar Coins Is Halted Currency Great Depression U.S. Treasury
1945 Georgia Creates the Veterans Resettlement Corporation to Help War Veterans Purchase Homes, Farms and Business Property Georgia Government Economics Housing Farming World War II Georgia Historical Society
1974 British Coal Workers End Four-Week Strike Following 35% Pay Increase Great Britain Labor Job Actions Economics BBC
1990 Russian Parliament Approves First Free Enterprise in 70 Years Fall of Communism Economics TV News Archive

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