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1855 Andrew Mellon (Pennsylvania-born Financier, Philanthropist, Secretary of the U.S. Treasury) Andrew Mellon American Business Leaders Philanthropy U.S. Treasury
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1836 Lincoln Completes First Step to Obtaining a Law License - Buys Two Properties in Springfield, IL Springfield, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Law and Legal Resources Consumer Economics Lincoln Papers
1862 Abraham Lincoln Thanks Horace Greeley for Support of Gradual, Compensated Emancipation Horace Greeley Abraham Lincoln Emancipation Economics Lincoln Papers
1883 Long-Distance Telephone Service Is Inaugurated Between Chicago and New York City Chicago New York City Telephone Historic Firsts The New York Times
1890 U.S. Supreme Court: States May Not Cap Railroad Profits U.S. Supreme Court Railroads Buisness and Economics The History Channel
1910 Mount Hope, West Virginia Is Destroyed by Fire Mount Hope, West Virginia Fire Safety Mount Hope, West Virginia West Virginia Archives
1949 President Harry Truman Authorizes $16M in Aid for Displaced Palestinian Refugees Palestine Israel President Harry Truman International Trade The History Channel
1954 Stockholders Approve Merger of Nash & Hudson to Form American Motors Automobiles Business and Economics The History Channel
1959 Charles Townes Is Granted a Patent for the Maser, the Precursor to the Laser South Carolina Scientists and Mathematicians Laser Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1964 The First Kennedy Half Dollar Coins Are Released into Circulation Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1966 in Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections, US Supreme Court Rules Poll Taxes Are Unconstitutional U.S. Supreme Court Law and Legal Resources Voting Taxes Oyez
1992 After 151 Years Britain's Punch Magazine" Prints Final Issue British History Journalism BBC

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