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APRIL 11

1930 Nicholas Brady (New York City-born Financier, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury) New York City Political and Social Leaders U.S. Government Economics U.S. Treasury
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1848 The First Post Office Opens in Manitowoc, Wisconsin Manitowoc, Wisconsin U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1865 U.S.S. Sea Bird Captures Two Schooners Carrying Cotton at the Mouth of Florida's Crystal River Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1871 The Last Spike Is Driven to Complete the Railroad Between Memphis, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas Memphis, Tennessee Little Rock, Arkansas Railroad Arkansas History Commission
1893 Frederic Ives Patents the Process for Half-tone Printing Patents & Trademarks Art U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1908 Florida's Governor Broward Declares Martial Law in Pensacola to Railroad Strike Violence Pensacola, Florida Railroads Union Strikes Pensacola, Florida Florida Historical Society
West Virginia Coal Operator, Samuel Dixon, and Six Others Indicted for Peonage and Conspiracy West Virginia Business Business Labor Crime West Virginia Archives
1919 International Labor Organization (ILO) is Founded In Affiliation with the League of Nations The League of Nations Labor History Channel
1921 Iowa Is the First State to Impose a Cigarette Tax Iowa Tobacco Taxes Historic Firsts New York Times
1939 U.S. Patent Is Issued for Pentothal, a Surgical Anesthetic, Tranquilizer - "Truth Serum" Patents and Trademarks Medical Research Organic Chemistry Technology and Society
1941 President Roosevelt Issues Executive Order Creating the Office of Price Administration (OPA) President Franklin Roosevelt Economics History Channel
1943 10,000 Attend Join UAW and NAACP Convention for Improved Race Relations in Detroit Detroit, Michigan UAW NAACP Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)

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