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APRIL 14

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1863 Federal Ships Capture Two Blockade Runners Off the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1865 President Lincoln Approves the Secretary of the Treasury's Plan to Create the U.S. Secret Service U.S. Government President Abraham Lincoln U.S. Treasury
1894 In Minnesota, Organizer Eugene Debs Calls a Strike by the Workers of the Great Northern Railway Minnesota Eugene Debs Railroad Labor Strike Minnesota Historical Society
1902 JC Penney Opens His First Store in Kemmerer, Wyoming Wyoming J.C. Penney J.C. Penney Company History New York Times
1920 6,500 Workers Begin 10-month Strike Against 27 of Tampa, Florida's Cigar Factories Tampa, Florida Labor Job Actions Florida Historical Society
1931 Henry Ford Drives the 20,000,000th Ford Off the Assembly Line Henry Ford Ford Motors Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1935 Worst Dust Storm of the Great Depression Sweeps Across the U.S. Plains States on "Black Sunday" Wind Black Sunday History Channel PBS Writer's Almanac
1941 Ford Motors Company Recognizes the UAW After a 10-day Strike Ford Motors Labor Job Actions UAW Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1960 Motown Records Is Incorporated Detroit Business Popular Music African-American Business Leaders Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)

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