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1840 Charles Booth (English Ship Owner, Sociologist) English Business Leaders Naval History
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1924 Lewis S. Gillette (Minnesota Industrialist) Minnesota Business Leaders American Business Leaders Minnesota  Historical Society
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1775 King George III Endorses Act Requiring New England Colonies to Trade Exclusively with Great Britain English Government King George III Colonial History International Trade History Channel
1795 The United States Produces the First Half-dime Coins Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1824 Henry Clay Speaks in Support of Tariff Henry Clay U.S. Congress History Channel
1843 First U.S. Patent Is Issued for an Egg Incubator Inventors & Inventions Poultry Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts
1844 Stillwater, Minnesota's First Sawmill, Owned by John McKusick, Cuts Its First Board Stillwater, Minnesota Trees Business Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1858 Controversial U.S. Patent Is Issued for a Pencil with an Eraser Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts Smithsonian Institution Technology and Society
1859 Delaware College (University of Delaware) Suspends Classes Due to a Lack of Money and Students Delaware Education Education Economics University of Delaware State of Delaware
1867 Secretary Seward Buys Alaska from Russia for $.02 an Acre Russia Alaska Library of Congress History Channel
1886 James Ricks Issued Patent for "Improvements in Rough-Shoeing of Horses" Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Horses African American Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1906 Resident's of Linn County, Oregon Blow Up the Larwood's Mill Dam Across Roaring River Linn County, Oregon Rivers Dams Trees Business SalemOregon.com
1966 Dodger Pitchers Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale End 32-day Contract Holdout Sandy Koufax Don Drysdale Labor Economics & Business Baseball Library New York Times
1987 "Sunflowers" by Vincent van Gogh Sells at Auction in London for $39.7 Million Vincent van Gogh Investments CNN
1998 German Automaker BMW Buys Rolls-Royce for $570 Million BMW Rolls Royce New York Times

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