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1831 Clement Studebaker (Pennsylvania-born Automotives Pioneer) Clement Studebaker Automobiles History Channel
1922 Lane Kirkland (South Carolina-born Labor Leader, Rights Activist) South Carolina Political & Social Leaders Labor
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1914 George Westinghouse (New York-born Inventor, Manufacturer, Founder of the Westinghouse Corporation) New York Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors Businesses & Corporations
1929 Asa Griggs Candler (Georgia-born Coca-Cola Executive, Philanthropist) Georgia Business Leaders Coca-Cola Philanthropy University of Georgia
1911 Lillian Masediba Ngoyi (South African Labor and Civil Rights Activist) South African Political & Social Leaders Labor Human Rights/Civil Rights South African HIstory
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1850 First US $20 Gold Piece Is Minted Currency Historic Firsts The Smithsonian
West Virginia's Wheeling Hospital Is Incorporated Wheeling, West Virginia Health Care Wheeling Hospital West Virginia Archive
1864 Residents of Portland, Oregon Celebrate the Arrival of Telegraph Service to the City Portland, Oregon The Telegraph SalemOregon.com
1888 China Agrees to Treaty Banning Chinese Labors from Immigrating to the U.S. for 20 years China Immigration Labor Historic U.S. Documents Asian-American Heritage History Channel
1894 Coca-cola Is First Sold in Bottles Coca-Cola Businesses & Corporations Historic Firsts Soda Pop Collectibles
1901 Andrew Carnegie Gives New York City $5.2M to Build 65 Branch Libraries Andrew Carnegie NYC Philanthropy Libraries Salon Writer's Almanac Library of Congress History Channel
1906 In Indiana, Stakes Are Driven to Layout a 7,000 Acre City Developed by U.S. Steel and Named for the Head of U.S. Steel, Elbert H. Gary Gary, Indiana Business U.S. Steel Indiana Historical Society
1914 President Woodrow Wilson Signs the Bill Creating the State-Owned Alaska Railroad Alaska President Woodrow Wilson Railroads The Alaska Railroad Alaska Historical Society
1918 A 102-Acre Farm Near Lewes, Delaware Sells for the Premium Price of $7,800 Lewes, Delaware Farming & Agriculture Economics State of Delaware
1920 The International Longshoremen's Association Goes on Strike Labor Strikes International Longshoremen's Association Texas State Historical Association
1930 Mohandas Gandhi Begins 200-mile March to Protest British Salt Tax Indian Political and Social Leaders Mohandas Gandhi Taxes Human Rights/Civil Right History Channel
1956 Dow Jones Index Reaches 500 for First Time Markets & Investments Historic Firsts Dow Jones Indexes
1964 Jimmy Hoffa, President of the Teamsters Union, Is Sentenced to Eight Years in Jail for Bribery Indiana Political and Social Leaders Labor Teamsters Crime Law and Legal Resources BBC
1984 British Mine Workers Begin 51-week Strike British History Labor BBC
1987 Coca-Cola and Boeing Added to the Dow Industrial Average Boeing Businesses Markets & Investments Dow Indexes (pdf)

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