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1892 James Petrillo (Chicago-born Musician, President of the American Federation of Musicians) Chicago Political & Social Leaders Musicians Labor American Federation of Musicians
1959 Tito Mboweni (Governor of the South African Reserve Bank) South African Business Leaders South African History
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1836 Abraham Lincoln Purchases 47 Acres of Federal Land in Illinois at $1.25 an Acre Illinois Abraham Lincoln Consumer Economics Lincoln Papers
1862 U.S.S. Oswasco Captures Two Confederate Schooners Carrying Cotton Off the West Coast of Florida Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 U.S.S. Octorara Captures Two Blockade Runners Off the East Coast of Florida Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1865 U.S.S. Pursuit Captures British Schooner Mary Attempting to Run Florida's Blockade Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1876 In Minnesota, the St. Paul Society for Improving the Condition of the Poor Is Organized St. Paul, Minnesota Community & Human Services Minnesota Historical Society
1901 On Alaska's Douglas Island, Treadwell Is Incorporated as a First Class City Alaska Alaska Historical Society
1912 Milling Operations in Deward, Michigan Shuts Down for Lack of Timber Michigan Business Trees Business Earth and Environmental Science Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1915 The U.S. Federal Trade Commission Begins Operation U.S. Agencies President Woodrow Wilson International Trade Federal Trade Commission History Channel
1918 Wilmington, Delaware Theaters Help the City Schools by Banning Truants From Daytime Movies Wilmington, Delaware Education Child Advocacy Film State of Delaware
1922 Atlanta Journal Begins Operation of WSB, the First Commercial Radio Station in the South Georgia Media Radio Historic Firsts WSB Radio University of Georgia
1933 President Franklin Roosevelt Deletes Gold from Coinage, Making It Illegal to Hold Gold in the U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt Law and Legal Resources Gold Currency U.S. Treasury
1966 In California Cesar Chavez and 75 Supporters Begin a 3-week March From Delano to Sacramento in Support of a Farm Workers' Strike California Cesar Chavez Farming and Agriculture Labor Unions Human Rights Hispanic Political and Social Leaders UCLA Learn California

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