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1879 William Knudsen (Danish-American Industrialist; President of General Motors: 1937-1940) Danish Business Leaders General Motors
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1774 British Parliament Votes to Close the Port of Boston, Demanding Payment for Tea Lost During the "Boston Tea Party" Great Britain Boston, Massachusetts Boston Tea Party The History Channel
1807 England's Mumbles Train Is the World's First Railway Passenger Service English History Railroads Historic Firsts Swansea Wales
1863 The U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures the Blockade Runner Ranger Off the Coast of Florida's Cedar Key Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1920 Walter P. Chrysler Resigns as Executive Vice President in Charge of Automotive Operations for General Motors Walter Chrysler Automobiles Business Chrysler General Motors The History Channel
1947 A Coal Mine Explosion in Centralia, Illinois Kills 111 People Centralia, Illinois Labor Death New York Times
1957 France, West Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Luxembourg Sign a Treaty in Rome Establishing the Common Market France Germany Netherlands Belgium Luxembourg Italy European History International Trade & Economics European Union The History Channel
1962 Arnold Palmer Wins His Second Masters Championship Arnold Palmer World Golf Hall of Fame The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia
1973 Tommy Aaron Is the Second Georgia-born Golfer to Win the Masters Georgia Sports Figures The Masters Sports Illustrated University of Georgia

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