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MAY 5

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1809 Connecticut's Mary Kies Is the First Woman to Receive a U.S. Patent: "Weaving Straw with Silk or Thread" Connecticut Scientists & Inventors American Women of Science Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1828 Chief Sequoyah Receives $500 From the U.S. Government to Create a Cherokee Alphabet U.S. Government Cherokee Indians World Languages Economics Arkansas History Commission
1863 The U.S.S. Tahoma Captures the Schooner Crazy Jane Carrying Turpentine and Cotton Near Florida's Charlotte Harbor Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1886 Five People Die When 1,500 Striking Workers March on the North Chicago Railroad Rolling Mills Steel Foundry in Bay View, Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin Labor Strike Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1893 Panic Hits the New York Stock Exchange Economics New York Stock Exchange New York Times
1910 An Explosion at Palos Coal Mine No. 3 Kills 84 Miners in Jefferson County, Alabama Jefferson County, Alabama Labor Deaths Jefferson County, Alabama Alabama Archives

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