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1772 Eli Terry (Connecticut-born Clockmaker and Innovator in Mass Production) Connecticut Business Leaders Time
1852 F.W. Woolworth (New York-born Founder of Woolworth Department Stores) F.W. Woolworth Economics & Business
1854 Richard Ely (New York-born Economist) New York  Scientists and Mathematicians Economists Wisconsin Historical Society
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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1888 Robert Mills (Kentucky-born Texas Business Leader) Kentucky Business Leaders Texas Business Leaders American Business Leaders Texas Satate Historical Association
1925 Elwood Haynes (Indiana-born Auto Industry Pioneer) Indiana Inventors Inventors & Inventions Automobiles
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1849 In Monterey, U.S. General Bennet Riley Takes Over as "Civil" Governor of California Monterey, California California Gold Rush Virtual Museum of San Francisco
1850 California Legislature Passes Foreign Miners Tax Requiring non-American Miners to pay Monthly $20 Tax California The California Gold Rush Taxes Virtual Museum of San Francisco
1863 The First Orthopedic Hospital Is Incorporated in New York City New York City Health Care Historic Firsts IntelliHealth
1864 Federal Troops Destroy Two Large Salt Works in Florida Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1869 First U.S. Patent for an Air Brake Issued to George Westinghouse (NY) George Westinghouse Railroads Inventors & Inventions Copyrights, Trademarks & Patents IEEE
1925 Henry Ford Begins a Commercial Airline Service Between Detroit and Chicago Detroit, Michigan Chicago, Illinois Henry Ford Aviation History Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
City of Naples, Florida Is Incorporated Naples, Florida Naples, Florida Florida Historical Society
1933 First Enrollees of the Massachusetts Civilian Conservation Corps Arrives at Fort Devens Massachusetts Labor Earth and Environmental Science The New Deal Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1949 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 8 in Washington's Tacoma/Olympia Area, Causes $25M Damage Washington Earthquakes Death USGS History Link
1972 10-day Major League Baseball Labor Strike Ends Baseball Labor Major League Baseball Sports Illustrated
1998 NationsBank and BankAmerica Announce a $62.5 Billion Merger Economic Institutions Economics & Business PBS

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