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1773 James Mill (Scottish Philosopher, Historian, Economist) Scottish Political & Social Leaders Philosophy Economists
1890 Anthony Fokker (Dutch Aviation Pioneer) Dutch Business Leaders Aviation
1892 Donald Douglas (New York City-born Aviation Pioneer) New York City Business Leaders Aviation
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1776 Continental Congress Opens All American Ports to Trade with Any Country Not under British Rule Continental Congress International Trade History Channel
1808 John Astor Incorporates the American Fur Company John Astor Westward Expansion Economics & Business History Channel
1828 Holland's Casparus van Wooden Patents Chocolate Milk Powder Holland Patents & Trademarks Foods and Nutrition Chocolate
1862 U.S.S. Pursuit Captures the Steamer Florida Loading Cotton at Florida's North Bay Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1863 U.S.S. Huntsville Captures the Steamer Minnie Off Florida's Charlotte Harbor Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1869 Isaac Hodgson Receives Patent #88,711 for the "Roller Skate" Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Hobbies USPTO
1886 The City of Vancouver, British Columbia, Is Incorporated Canada City of Vancouver
1909 General Motors Buys Oakland Motors Automotives Business General Motors Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1930 Twinkies Go on Sale for the First Time Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics Twinkies
1935 100 Stockmen from Eastern Oregon and Western Idaho Vote Unanimously to Keep the Regional Agricultural Credit Corporation Open Oregon Idaho Farming & Agriculture Business
1954 Swansons Introduces First TV Dinner (Turkey, Sweet Potatoes, Peas) Foods and Nutrition Business & Economics Historic Firsts Swanson Foods (pdf)
1989 British Government Abolishes Job Guarantees for Dock Workers British Government Law Labor BBC
1998 Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes above 9,000 Points for the First Time Markets and Investments Historic Firsts Marketplace
1999 Chilean Immigrant Wins $197,000,000 in the Massachusetts State Lottery Chile Massachusetts Economics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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