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1940 Ed Garvey (Wisconsin-born Labor Leader for the Major League Baseball Players Union) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders Labor Baseball
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1806 U.S. Non-Importation Act Blocks Importation of Certain British Goods U.S. Congress Great Britain International Trade The History Channel
1863 Union Ships Capture a Confederate Schooner and British Blockade Runner Off the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Military Naval History Florida Historical Society
1864 Union Ships Capture Confederate and British Schooners in Florida Florida American Civil War Military Naval History Florida Historical Society
Union Troops Destroy a Salt Works Near Cape San Blas in Florida's St. Joseph Bay Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1888 In Minneapolis, Minnesota, 260 Female Employees Walk Out of the Clothing Factory of Shotwell, Clerihew & Lothman Demanding Higher Pay Minneapolis, Minnesota Women Labor Strike Minnesota Historical Society
1894 Mark Twain's Company, Charles L. Webster & Co., Declares Bankruptcy Missouri Authors & Illustrators Mark Twain American Authors Business American Collection
1934 The Washateria, the First Public Laundromat, Opens in Fort Worth, Texas Texas Business Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac
1968 London Bridge Is Sold to Americans for Reconstruction in Arizona English History Arizona Bridges London Bridge Resort and Convention Center
1979 Arrival of M.V. LIULINHAI in Seattle, Washington Ends 30-Year U.S. Embargo on Chinese Goods Chinese Business Seattle, Washington Naval History International Trade History Link

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