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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1765 British Government Passes the Stamp Act Great Britain The Stamp Act of 1765 Taxes History Channel U.S. Treasury
1834 British Parliament Decides to Create a National Gallery by Purchasing the Angerstein Collection Great Britain Art Economics National Gallery Greenwich Guide
1836 The Texas Navy's Schooner Liberty Captures the U.S. Brig Durango Republic of Texas Naval History Texas State Historical Society
1841 England's Orlando Jones Patents Cornstarch Great Britain Foods & Nutrition Patents & Trademarks U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1862 Federal Gunboats Attack a Confederate Salt Works Near New Smyrna, Florida New Smyrna, Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1881 The State of Delaware Pledges $2,400 of Taxpayers' Money Annually for the Support of African-American Schools Delaware Education Racism Education Economics African-American Heritage State of Delaware
1903 President Thoedore Roosevelt's Coal Commission Awards Miners 10% Increase, 8-hour Day Theodore Roosevelt Labor Progressive Populist History Channel
1906 An Explosion at Century Coal Mine Kills 23 Miners in Barbour County, West Virginia Barbour County, West Virginia Labor Death West Virginia Archives
1922 In Delaware, the Harrington Town Council Forbids All Sunday Sales Except in Hotels, Drug Stores, Restaurants, and Boarding Houses Harrington, Delaware Religion Economics Law State of Delaware
1929 Will Rogers Signs First Talkie Contract for $600,000 to Make Four Movies Will Rogers Film Economics & Business Will Rogers Memorial Museums History Channel
1954 First Shopping Mall Opens in Southfield, Michigan Business & Economics Michigan Historic Firsts Michigan Historical Center
1960 Arthur Schawlow & Charles Townes Receive First Patent for a Laser Arthur Schawlow South Carolina Scientists & Mathematicans Patents & Trademarks Lasers Bell Laboratories U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1981 U.S. Postage Rates Increase ($.15 to $.18 an ounce) U.S. Postal Service Business & Economics Alliance of Non-profit Mailers

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