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1711 David Hume (English Philosopher, Historian) English Political & Social Leaders Philosophy Chambers' Book of Days The History Channel
1812 Alfred Krupp (German Industrialist; Developed and Sold Armaments) German Business Leaders War
1868 Harold Rothermere (English Publishing/Media Mogul) English Business Leaders Journalism
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1863 U.S.S. Sagamore Captures the Schooner, New York, Off the Florida Tortugas Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1864 U.S.S. Union Captures the Schooner O.K. Attempting to Run a Blockade of Florida's Tampa Bay Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1876 Colo, Iowa Is Incorporated Colo, Iowa Colo, Iowa Historical Society of Iowa
1881 Frederick Allen Patent's a Life Raft Patents & Trademarks Naval History U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1892 African-American Inventor, Sarah Boone (Connecticut), Patents an Ironing Board Connecticut Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Patent #473,653 African-American Scientists and Mathematicians African American Registry
1907 Methane Gas Explosion Kills Seven Coal Miners in Washington Washington Labor Death History Link
1942 Mine Explosion Kills 1,549 in Honkeiko Manchuria Chinese History Labor Death Pennsylvania Bureau of Mine Safety
1944 Federal Government Seizes Montgomery Ward to Support Union Contract U.S. Government Labor Business & Economics National Archives and Records Administration

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