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1882 Frances Perkins (Boston-born U.S. Secretary of Labor) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders President Franklin Roosevelt Labor American Women Political Leaders Massachusetts Foundation for the Humnities
1930 Dolores Huerta (New Mexico-born Latin-American Labor Leader) Dolores Huerta Human Rights Labor Latin-American Studies
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1633 The First Bananas in England Go on Sale in London London, England Foods and Nutrition Business Historic Firsts Historic UK
1816 Congress Authorizes the Creation of a Second National Bank U.S. Congress Economics U.S. Treasury
1841 Horace Greeley Launches the New York Tribune New York City Media Horace Greeley Journalism New York State Historical Society
1845 Over 1,000 Buildings Damaged by Fire in Pittsburgh, Pennyslvania Pennsylvania Fire Safety Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
1849 Walter Hunt of New York City Receives U.S. Patent 6,281 for His Safety Pin New York City Scientists and Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Technology and Society USPTO
1920 Oil Is Discovered in Stephens, Arkansas Stephens, Arkansas Business Arkansas History Commission
1924 Simon & Schuster Is Started by Publishing a Crossword Puzzle Book Puzzles Simon & Schuster
1933 The Civilian Conservation Corps Is Created FDR The Great Depression History Channel
1941 Hooverville, Seattle's Depression-era Shantytown, Burns Down Seattle, Washington The Great Depression Fire Safety History Link
1949 Atlanta, Georgia's Last Streetcar Makes Its Final Run Atlanta, Georgia Transportation University of Georgia
1966 10,000 Marchers Arrive in Sacramento, California in Gain Support of Farm Workers' Strike California Cesar Chavez Farming and Agriculture Labor Unions Human Rights UCLA

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