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1898 Lucius Clay (Georgia-born Military and Business Leader, Advisor to General/President Dwight Eisenhower) Georgia Military Figures U.S. Government President Dwight Eisenhower World War II Business University of Georgia
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1993 César Chávez (Arizona-born Latin-American Farm Labor Leader) César Chávez Farming & Agriculture Labor Latin-American Political and Social Leader
1831 The First Railroad West of the Alleghenies, the Ponchartrain Railroad, Begins Service Out of New Orleans New Orleans Railroad Historic Firsts Lousiana Secretary of States
1859 Denver, Colorado's First Newspaper Is Published Denver, Colorado Journalism Historic Firsts History Channel
1863 U.S.S. Tioga Seizes the British Sloop Justina Bound From Florida to Nassau with a Cargo of Salt Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1867 William Lincoln of Providence, Rhode Island, Patents the Zoetrope Projector Rhode Island Scientists & Mathematicians Photography Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks History Channel
1940 In Madison, Wisconsin, Ray-o-Vac Engineer Herman Anthony Patents the "Leak Proof" Battery Madison, Wisconsin Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Ray-o-Vac Wisconsin Historical Society
1968 British Begin Using Decimal Coins Great Britain Currency Historic Firsts BBC
1982 5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Creates Rockslides That Kill 1 and Injure 20 in a South African Gold Mine South Africa Earthquakes Labor Gold Death USGS
1985 Coca-Cola Changes Its Formula and Offers "New" Coke Coca-Cola Businesses & Corporations University of Georgia
1987 Chrysler Announces Pending Purchase of Lamborghini Chrysler Lamborghini Businesses & Corporations History Channel
1992 McDonald's Opens Its First Fast-Food Restaurant in the Chinese Capital of Beijing China Foods and Nutrition Business Death Historic Firsts MacDonald's New York Times

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