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MAY 3

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1802 Washington, D.C. Is Incorporated as a City Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. New York Times
1862 Federal Steamer, R. R. Cuyler, Captures the Confederate Schooner Jane Off Florida's Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1881 Leonidas Wooley of Mendon, Michigan Patents First Electric Headlight for Locomotives Mendon, Michigan Railroads Inventors and Inventions Patents and Copyrights Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1921 West Virginia Imposes the First State Sales Tax West Virginia Taxes Historic Firsts New York Times
1933 Nellie Taylor Ross First Woman Appointed Head of U.S. Mint U.S. Government FDR Currencies Women Historic Firsts The History Channel
1960 Diamond Department Store in Charleston, West Virginia Opens Its Dining Facilities to African Americans Charleston, West Virginia Human Rights/Civil Rights Business African-American Heritage West Virginia Archives
1998 European Leaders Agree to a Single Common Currency The Euro European History New York Times

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