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1746 Julien Poydras (French-born New Orleans Planter, Merchant and Philanthropist) French Business Leaders New Orleans Business Leaders
1898 Henry Luce (American Publisher: Time, Life, Fortune, Sports Illustrated) Henry Robinson Luce Journalism Business
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1837 Carpenters Are First Workers to Strike in Michigan's History: Seeking 10-hour Work Day Michigan Labor Strike Historic Firsts Michigan Historical Society (pdf)
1846 Nathaniel Hawthorne Is Appointed Surveyor of Port of Salem, Massachusetts Nathaniel Hawthorne U.S. Treasury
1856 State of Florida Creates Bounties from $100-$500 for the Capture of Seminole Indians Florida Seminole Indians Economics Florida Historical Society
1860 The Pony Express Begins Mail Service Between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California Missouri California The Pony Express History Channel
1862 Union Troops Occupy Apalachicola, Florida, Capturing Two Schooners, Two Pilot Boats and a Sloop Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
U.S.S. Isaac Smith Captures British Blockade Runner British Empire Near St. Augustine, Florida St. Augustine, Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1865 Union Troops Capture Richmond Virginia Capture of Richmond History Channel
1869 Michigan Establishes Tax-Supported Tuition-Free Schools Michigan Education Education Taxes Michigan Historical Society (pdf)
1920 St. Paul, Minnesota's Union Station Opens St. Paul, Minnesota Railroad Minnesota Historical Society
1968 Dr. King Delivers His "Mountaintop'' Speech to Striking Sanitation Workers in Memphis, Tennessee Memphis, Tennessee Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. Civil Rights Movement Labor Strike African Amrican Registry
1974 IRS Questions Richard Nixon's Past Tax Returns IRS Richard Nixon Taxes History Channel
1987 The Jewelry of the Late Duchess of Windsor Is Auctioned for 31M ($50M) British Political and Social Leaders Edward VIII Economics BBC
1998 The Dow Jones Industrial Average Climbs Above 9,000 for the First Time Markets and Investments Historic Firsts New York Stock Exchange New York Times
2000 NASDAQ Market Falls 349.15 Points to 4,233.68 Markets and Investments NASDAQ Marketplace

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