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1814 Erastus B. Bigelow (Massachusetts-born Inventor, Industrialist; Founder of the Modern Carpet Industry) Massachusetts Mathematicians, Scientists Inventor Economics and Business
1875 Walter Chrysler (Kansas-born Inventor, Business Leader, Founder of the Chrysler Corporation) Walter Chrysler Inventor Automobiles Economics and Business
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1670 King Charles II of England Issues a Charter to Hudson's Bay Company English Business King Charles II Business SalemOregon.com
1792 U. S. Congress Passes the Coinage Act, Founding the Philadelphia Mint & Decimal Currency U.S. Congress Currency U.S. Treasury
1838 The Workingmen's Institute for Mutual Instruction Is Founded in New Harmony, Indiana New Harmony, Indiana Education Labor Indiana Historical Society
1839 Buffalo, West Virginia Is Incorporated Buffalo, West Virginia West Virginia State Archive
1881 J.L. Hudson's First Store Opens in the Detroit Opera House Detroit Business Business Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1932 Charles Lindbergh Pays $50,000 Ransom in a Man Who Promises to Return His Kidnapped Son Charles Lindbergh Crime Economics New York Times
1935 Pacific-Alaska Airways Initiates Service Between Juneau and Fairbanks Alaska Aviation History Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
Sir Watson-Watt Patents RADAR English Scientists and Inventors RADAR Patents Inventors & Inventions U.S. Army
1956 Alfred P. Sloan Steps Down after 19 Years as Chairman of GM Connecticut Business Leaders Automobiles Businesses History Channel
1995 Baseball Owners Accepted Players' Union Offer to Play Without a Contract, Ending the Longest Strike in Professional Sports History Major League Baseball Labor Strikes Business New York Times

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