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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1774 The New York Tea Party Takes Place as the Sons of Liberty Empty Cargo From the Ship London into the New York Harbor England New York City Naval Military History Taxes American Revolution New York Historical Society
1863 The U.S.S. Octorara Seizes the British Schooner Handy, Carrying a Cargo of Salt Off the Coast of East Florida Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Association
1864 The U.S. Treasury Is Authorized to Mint the First Coins Bearing the "In God We Trust" Motto U.S. Treasury Currencies First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Historic Firsts Lincoln Log U.S. Treasury
1891 Asa Candler Purchases Coca-Cola for $2300 Georgia Business Leaders Coca-Cola Business University of Georgia
1917 In Alaska, a Cave-In and Flooding Closes the Treadwell and Mexican Mines on Douglas Island Alaska Labor Economics Floods Alaska Historical  Society
1948 In Washington, the Aeronautical Machinists Union Strikes Boeing and Will Not Return to Work Until September 13th Washington Business Labor Strike Business Aviation Boeing History Link

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