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1895 Howard Edward Butt (Tennessee-born Founder of H-E-B Grocery Store Chain) Tennessee Business Leaders Business Foods and Nutrition H-E-B Grocery Texas State Historic Association
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1830 The First Edition of the Dutch Newspaper De Zuid-Afrikaan Is Published in South Africa's Cape Colony South Africa Journalism Historic Firsts South African History
1867 U.S. Senate Ratifies the Purchase of Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 Russia Alaska U.S. Senate Economics History Link
1901 Oil Is Struck on a Farm Near Troutdale, Oregon Troutdale, Oregon Economics SalemOregon.com
1909 U.S. Congress Passes the Payne-Aldrich Act U.S. Congress William Howard Taft International Trade History Channel
1915 President Woodrow Wilson Announces the Route of the Alaska Railroad between Seward and Fairbanks Alaska President Woodrow Wilson Railroad Alaska Historical Society
1969 English Bus Drivers of the Sikh Faith Are Granted Right to Wear Turbans on the Job England Labor Religion Human Rights/Civil Rights BBC
1970 After a Year of Negotiations and a 24-day Strike, the University of Wisconsin Signs a Labor Contract with the Teaching Assistants' Association Wisconsin Military Figures Education Labor Strikes University of Wisconsin Wisconsin Historical Society
1974 A Patent Is Granted for a Disposable Syringe Patents and Trademarks Medical Research USPTO
1997 Doug Engelbart Awarded $500K Lemelson-MIT Prize for the Invention of the Computer Mouse Doug Engelbart Inventors & Inventions Computer Mouse Lemelson-MIT Prize
2001 American Airlines' Acquires Bankrupt Trans World Airlines, Becoming America's No. 1 Carrier Aviation Business American Airlines New York Times

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