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1908 Oseola McCarty (Mississippi-born African-American Laundry Women Philanthropist) Mississippi Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy African-American Political and Social Leaders University of Southern Mississippi African American Registry
1942 Michael Eisner (New York-born Business Leader: Former President of Walt Disney) New York Business Leaders Walt Disney
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1985 Robert Woodruff (Georgia-born Former CEO of Coca-Cola) Georgia Business Leaders Business Coca-Cola University of Georgia
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1835 Sheriff Puts Abraham Lincoln's Surveying Tools and Horse Up for Sale in New Salem, Illinois New Salem, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Consumer Economics Lincoln Papers
1876 Alexander Graham Bell Receives Patent #174,465 for the Telephone Alexander Graham Bell Trademarks and Patents Telephone PBS Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1877 First Train Runs on the Seattle & Walla Walla Railroad Line from Seattle to Renton, Washington Washington Railroad Historic Firsts History Link
1882 The Minnesota State Butter and Cheese Association Is Organized in Rochester Rochester, Minnesota Farming and Agriculture Cheese Minnesotsa Historical Society
1883 Seattle, Washington's First Telephone System Begins Operation with 90 Subscribers Seattle, Washington Telephone Historic Firsts History Link
1889 Arkansas Accepts Federal Funding for Establishment of Agricultural Experiment Stations Arkansas U.S. Government Farming and Agriculture Economics Arkansas History Commission
1911 Seattle Voters Approve Purchase of Rainier Valley Interurban Seattle, Washington Railroads Economics History Link
1916 Two German Manufacturers Merge to Form What Will Be BMW Germany Businesses & Corporations BMW
1932 Communist Party March Against the Ford Motor Company Turns Violent Detroit Ford Motor Labor History Channel State of Michigan
1942 Port of Seattle Agrees to Build New Regional Airport Seattle, Washington Shipping Economics History Link
1988 Honda Ships the First American-built Japanese Cars from Its Ohio Plant to Japan Japan Ohio Business Honda Asian History
1991 Federal Judge Blocks Timber Sales in National Forests to Protect the Northern Spotted Owl Washington Endangered Species Law Business History Link

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