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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1975 Aristotle Onassis (Greek Shipping Tycoon) Greek Business Leaders Business
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1517 Needing Money the Catholic Church Begins Selling Indulgences to Forgive Past and Future Sins Catholicism Religion Economics Concordia
1862 Lincoln Authorizes Commission with Britain and France for Preservation of Atlantic Fisheries Great Britain France President Abraham Lincoln Fish Economics Lincoln Papers
1867 University of Michigan Is First University in the Nation Supported by Direct Property Tax Michigan Education Taxes Historic Firsts University of Michigan Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1906 Charles S. Rolls & F. Henry Royce Officially Register Rolls Royce Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Business & Economics Rolls Royce The History Channel
1922 South Africa's Military Uses Artillery to Attack the Stronghold of Striking Gold Miners South Africa Gold Labor Protests South African History
1933 State of Georgia Borrows $2M to Keep Its Schools Open Georgia Education Education The Great Depression University of Georgia
1965 President Johnson Declares War on Poverty Lyndon Johnson American Presidency Human Rights Economics New York Times The History Channel
TGIFriday's First Restaurant Opens in New York City New York City Foods & Nutrition Business & Economics TGIFridays TGIFridays
1985 Ohio's Governor Temporarily Halts All Business at the State's Savings and Loan Institutions Ohio Government Economics The History Channel
1989 Mikhail Gorbachev Calls for Introduction of Free Market into Soviet Farms Mikhail Gorbachev Farming & Agriculture Business & Economics The Cold War The History Channel
1994 Adobe Systems Announces Plan to Buy Aldus Corporation, Maker of Pagemaker Business & Economics History of Computer Technology Adobe Systems
Michigan Voters Shift School Funding Support from Property Tax to Sales Tax Michigan Education Education Taxes Voting Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1995 Shareholders Approve $10B Merger of Lockheed Corporation and Martin Marietta Corporation Business Lockheed-Martin University of Georgia

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