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1796 Horace Mann (Massachusetts-born Educator and Philanthropist) Horace Mann Education Philanthropy
1899 Franz Opel (German Automotive Industrialist) German Business Leaders Automotives
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1837 Bank Suspensions in Natchez, Mississippi Initiate National Bank Panic Mississippi Economics Federal Reserve of Minneapolis
1886 Haymarket Square Riot Breaks Out in Chicago: 8 Policemen Die Haymarket Square Riot Labor Death History Channel
Patents Are Issued for Improvements to the Phonograph The Phonograph Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Technology and Society
1887 Emile Berliner Submits U.S. Patent Request for the Gramophone German Scientists and Inventors The Phonograph Patents & Trademarks Inventors and Inventions University of San Diego
1897 Joseph H. Smith, an African-American from Washington, D.C, Patents a Water Sprinkler Washington, D.C. Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Inventors & Scientsts African-American Registry
1904 Charles Rolls and Henry Royce Form the Rolls Royce Company English Business Automobiles Business Rolls Royce The BBC
1911 In Alaska, Cordova Residents Protest the Closing of Local Coal Fields by Shoveling Canadian Coal From the Wharf into the Bay Cordova, Alaska Economics Alaska Historical Society
1925 St. Paul, Minnesota's Ford Motor Company Plant Assembles Its First Car St. Paul, Minnesota Business Ford Motor Company Historic First Minnesota Historical Society
1932 Public Enemy Number One, Al Capone, Jailed in Atlanta for Tax Evasion Al Capone Taxes Prison Notorious Americans History Channel
1943 A Patent for Helicopter Controls Is Obtained by Igor Sikorsky Igor Sikorsky Patents & Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Aviation History USPTO
1953 A 12-day Strike Ends at the Perfection Garment Company Plants in Martinsburg and Ranson, West Virginia West Virginia Business Labor Strikes West Virginia Archives
1959 Miami News Writer, Howard Van Smith, Receives Pulitzer Prize for Stories on Migrant Workers Florida Media The Miami News Labor 1959 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting Florida Historical Society
1966 British Government Increases Medical Salaries Up to 30% British Government Medical Professionals Economics The BBC
1974 Spokane World's Fair Opens Spokane, Washington Business History Link

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