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1895 Arthur Murray (New York City-born Dance Instructor, Entrepreneur) New York Performing Artists Dance Business Internet Movie Database
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1914 Frederick E. Weyerhaeuser (German-born Pioneer of the American Timber Industry; Founder of Weyerhaeuser Company) German Business Leaders Trees Business Weyerhaeuser
1812 President James Madison Places a Ninety-day Embargo on Trade with England English Business President James Madison International Trade History Channel
1850 The City of Los Angeles, California Is Incorporated Los Angeles LA County Online New York Times
1879 The First Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Locomotive Steams into Las Vegas, New Mexico Las Vegas, New Mexico Railroad Historic Firsts New Mexico Magazine
1902 English Financier Cecil Rhodes Wills $10M for Scholarships for Foreign Students at Oxford University English Business Leaders Education Philanthropy The Rhodes Trust New York Times
1911 Fire Destroys a Block of Businesses in Iditarod, Alaska Iditarod, Alaska Fire Business Alaska Historical Society
1918 In Muncie, Indiana, the Ball Brothers Gift Buildings and Grounds for a New State Teachers College (Ball State University) Muncie, Indiana Education Philanthropy Ball Corporation Ball State University Indiana Historical Society

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