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APRIL 17

1837 John Pierpont Morgan (Connecticut-born Financier; Founder of U. S. Steel) J.P. Morgan Business
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1802 Detroit Levies Its First City Tax of 25 Cents per Adult to Raise $150 Detroit, Michigan Government Taxes Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1863 U.S.S. Wanderer Captures the Confederate Schooner Annie B Southwest of Florida's Egmont Key Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Association
1911 Charles Kettering Patents Automobile Self-starting Mechanism Charles Kettering Automobile Patents History Channel
Town of Palm Beach, Florida Is Incorporated Palm Beach, Florida Palm Beach, Florida Florida Historical Association
1924 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) is Founded Film Businesses & Corporations History Channel
1965 In St Paul, Minnesota, the Mississippi River Crests Nearly 10' Above Flood Stage Creating $88M in Damages Across the State St. Paul, Minnesota Mississippi River Flooding Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1983 Warsaw Police Rout Solidarity Supporters Commemorating 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Poland Labor Human Rights/Civil Rights TV News Archive
1991 Dow Industrial Average Closes Above 3,000 for the First Time Markets & Investments Historic Firsts New York Times
U.S. Railroad Workers Go Out on a One-Day Strike Railroads Labor Strikes U.S. Congressional Record

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