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Belize: Baron Bliss Day
(Commemorates the death of Baron Bliss (03/09/1926) - benefactor of Belize (actually observed the closest Monday to 03/09))
Baron Bliss Belize Philanthropy U.S. Department of State MayaBelize
1881 Ernest Bevin (English Trade Union Leader and Labour Politician) English Political & Social Leaders Labor
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1926 Baron Bliss (English Benefactor of the Country of Belize) Baron Bliss Belize Philanthropy
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1842 Francisco Lopez Finds California's First Gold While Digging Wild Onions in Placerita Canyon California Gold Rush Gold Hispanic Heritage Historic Firsts San Clarita Valley Historical Society
1847 The First United States Post Office on the Pacific Coast Is Established at Astoria, Oregon Astoria, Oregon U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts SalemOregon.com
1858 Minnesota's Legislature Amends the State Constitution to Provide Financial Incentives for Railroad Development Minnesota Government Railroads Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1861 Confederate States of America Authorize Printing of Its First Currency ($1M) Currency American Civil War Historic Firsts US Treasury
1901 Fire Destroys the Olds Motor Works Factory in Detroit, Michigan Detroit, Michigan Autombiles Fire Safety Business History Channel
1907 In Wisconsin, 50 Rock County Farmers Form a Co-Operative to Market Their Own Crops and to Control Oversupply Rock County, Wisconsin Farming & Agriculture Consumer Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1911 Fire Destroys a Large Section of the Business District in Douglas, Alaska Douglas, Alaska Fire Business Alaska Historical Society
1929 A State Income Tax Is Approved for Arkansas Arkansas Government Taxes Arkansas History Commission
1933 FDR Calls Congress into Special Session to Enact The Emergency Bank Act U.S. Congress Franklin Roosevelt The New Deal University of Virginia US Treasury
1936 Texas Power Line Is First to Be Energized under the National Rural Electrification Administration Texas U.S. Congress Franklin Roosevelt Electricity Texas State Historical Association
1945 Georgia Ports Authority Is Created with Power to Finance, Build, and Operate Georgia's Seaports Georgia Georgia Ports Authority University of Georgia
1946 International Conference to Establish a World Bank and Monetary Fund Convene in Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia International Trade/Global Economy World Bank University of Georgia
1966 Andrew Brimmer Becomes the First African-American Member of the U.S. Federal Reserve Board Louisiana Business Leaders Business African-American Business Leaders Historic Firsts Federal Reserve Board
1970 Georgia Governor Lester Maddox Signs an Act Setting the State's Minimum Wage at $1.25 per Hour. Georgia Government Labor Economics Georgia Historical Society
1975 Work Begins on an Alaskan Oil Pipeline Alaska Business & Economics New York Times
1977 A U. S. District Judge Issues a Restraining Order to Cease Operation at a West Virginia Carbon Tetrachloride Factory West Virginia Business Organic Chemistry Business Law West Virginia Archive
1998 Japanese Government Relaxes Regulations to Stimulate Financial Services Competition Japanese Business Law and Legal Resources Business Asian History

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