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1904 John Hicks (English-born 1972 Nobel Laureate for Economist) British Scientists and Mathematicians Economists 1972 Nobel Laureate for Chemistry
1946 Robert Louis Johnson (Mississippi-born African-American Media Mogul) Robert Louis Johnson African-American Business Leaders Black Entertainment Television
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1602 The Dutch East Indian Company Is Founded Netherlands Explorers International Trade South African History
1861 Georgia Governor Joseph E. Brown Takes Possession of the U.S. Mint at Dahlonega Dahlonega, Georgia Economics American Civil War University of Georgia
1863 The U.S.S. Gem of the Sea Captures the British Blockade Runner Maggie Fulton Off the Indian River Inlet Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1905 A J.C. Penny Golden Rule Store Opens in Grants Pass, Oregon Grants Pass, Oregon  J.C. Penny Consumer Economics SalemOregon.com
1942 The U.S. War Production Board Orders a Halt to All Production Not Necessary to the War U.S. Government Economics World War II The History Channel
1944 The Alaska Juneau Gold Mine, Alaska's Largest, Closes Down at Midnight Juneau, Alaska Gold Alaska Historical Society
1952 President Truman Places Ohio Steel Mills Under Federal Control Ohio Harry Truman Labor Business The History Channel

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