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United States: Mom and Pop Business Owners' Day
(In recognition of husbands and wives who work together to support family businesses)
Family Business Merriam-Webster
1888 James E. Casey (Nevada-born Founder of United Parcel Service) Nevada UPS
1918 Sam Walton (Oklahoma-born Founder of Wal-Mart) Sam Walton Wal-Mart
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1848 John Jacob Astor (German-American Business Leader, Entrepreneur ) John Jacob Astor American Business Leaders
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1806 Congress Appropriates First $30,000 for the Cumberland Road U.S. Congress Economics The History Channel
1867 Russia's Minister to the U.S. Informs Secretary of State Seward the Czar Has Approved a Treaty for American Purchase of Alaska Russia Alaska International Trade Alaska Historical Society
1886 Atlanta Chemist John Pemberton Begins Selling the First Coca-Cola Atlanta, Georgia Historic Firsts Coca-Cola IntelliHealth
1901 Fire Levels Much of the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia Richmond, Virginia Fire Business Virginia Historical Society
1928 The First Long-Distance Phone Call Is Placed Between Atlanta, Georgia and Paris, France Paris Atlanta, Georgia Long Distance Telephone Service Historic Firsts University of Georgia
1999 Dow Industrials Close above 10,000 for First Time (10,006.78) Markets & Investments Historic Firsts CNN

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