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1888 Cecil Kimber (English Founder of the MG Automobile) English Business Leaders Automobiles
1903 Jan Tinbergen (Dutch 1969 Nobel Laureate for Economics) Dutch Scientists & Mathematicians Economists 1969 Nobel Prize for Economics New York Times
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1770 The Townshend Acts Are Repealed, Except for the Tea Tax Colonial U.S. History Taxes U.S. Treasury History Channel
1827 The Village of Monroe, Michigan Is Incorporated Monroe, Michigan Monroe, Michigan State of Michigan
1863 U.S.S. Annie Captures the Schooner Mattie Off the Florida Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1887 Industrialist Henry DeBardeleben and His Partners Sell the First Lots for the New City of Bessemer, Alabama Bessemer, Alabama Alabama State Archives
1908 Fire Threatens Massachusetts Oil Refineries Massachusetts Business Fire Safety Business History Channel
1937 U.S. Supreme Court Upholds the Constitutionality of the National Labor Relations Act U.S. Supreme Court Labor U.S.  Constitution Oyez
1955 It Is Announced That Dr. Jonas Salk Has Developed a Polio Vaccine Jonas Salk Polio Eisenhower Presidential Library Technology and Society
1976 A Contract Settlement Ends a 2-month Strike by Members of Minnesota's Graphic Arts International Union Minnesota Business Labor Strike Minnesota Historical Society

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