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1649 Elihu Yale (Massachusetts-born Philanthropist, Namesake of Yale University ) Massachusetts Business Leaders Philanthropy Education Yale University
1865 Lincoln Filene (Massachusetts-born Chairman of Federated Department Stores) Massachusetts Business Leaders Federated Department Stores
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1976 Howard Hughes (Texas-born Aviator, Business Leader) Howard Hughes Aviation American Business Leaders The History Channel
1992 Sam Walton (Oklahoma Business Leader: Founder of Wal-Mart) Sam Walton American Business Leaders Wal-Mart
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1768 20 Merchants Found America's First Chamber of Commerce Is Formed in New York City New York City Business Colonial New York Business Historic Firsts Greater New York Chamber of Commerce Partnership for New York City New York Times
1805 Count Nikolai Rezanov Arrives at the San Francisco Presidio Aboard the Russian Brig Juno Hoping to Establish Trade Relations with the Spanish Russia Spain San Francisco International Trade Latin-American Heritage Learn California
1824 The United States and Russia Sign a Convention Opening the North Pacific to Fishing and Trade Russia Alaska Fishing International Trade Historic U.S. Documents Alaska Historical Society
1861 7-day Mail Service Is Initiated Between Sacramento, California and Portland, Oregon Sacramento, California Portland, Oregon U.S. Postal Service SalemOregon.com
1881 Patent Granted for a Centrifugal Separator --the Creamer Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights Inventors and Inventions Foods U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1894 Connellsville, Pennsylvania Miners Strike Turns Violent, Killing 11 Pennsylvania Business Labor Strikes Death The History Channel
1933 Public Is Required to Return All Gold Coins to the Government U.S. Government Franklin Roosevelt Coins & Currency U.S. Treasury
1937 200 Protestors Occupy the Minnesota State Capitol Demonstrating for a Depression Relief Bill Minnesota Great Depression Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1989 Polish Round Table Legalizes Solidarity, Schedules Multi-party Elections Poland Labor Cold War University of Michigan
1994 Penguin Publishing Pays $2.5M for Rights to Bill Gates' Road Ahead Bill Gates Literature Economics & Business

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