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1753 Benjamin Thompson (Massachusetts-born Inventor, Physicist, British Spy, Diplomat, Philanthropist) Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Inventors and Inventions Light American Revolution Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1785 Elleanor Eldridge (Rhode Island-born African-American Entrepreneur, Businesswoman) Rhode Island Business Leaders African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
1850 Edward Bellamy (Massachusetts-born Novelist, Economic Propagandist, Social Reformer) Massachusetts Authors Center for the Study of Technology and Society
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1902 Cecil John Rhodes (British Imperialist, Diamond Mining Magnate, Founder of the Rhodes Scholarships) English Business Leaders Diamonds Business & Economics Rhodes Scholarship South African History
1932 Henry Leland (Vermont-born Founder of Lincoln-Cadillac) Vermont Business Leaders Automobiles Businesses
1996 David Packard (Colorado-born Founding Partner of Hewlett-Packard) David Packard Businesses
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1832 John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company Begins Using Steamboats to Transport Furs East from Montana Montana Business Steamboats Business History Channel
1853 The Puget Sound's First Sawmill Begins Cutting Lumber Washington Business Trees Business History Link
1872 African-American Inventor, Thomas J Martin, Receives Patent for an Improved the Fire Extinguisher Michigan Scientists & Inventors Patent 125063 Inventors and Inventions Fire Safety African-American Scientists & Mathematicians
1885 Eastman Company Manufactures First Continuous Reel Movie Film Film Business Historic Firsts Eastman Kodak History Channel
1895 A Patent Is Granted for the First Motion Picture Projector Film Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society USPTO
1915 The City of Miami Beach, Florida Is Incorporated Miami Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
1973 First Women Traders Are Admitted in the 171-year History of London Stock Exchange English History Markets & Investments Women Historic Firsts The BBC
1999 British Miners Win 2 Billion Compensation for Lung Injuries British Business Labor Health Care Law and Legal Resources Economics 7 Business BBC

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