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MAY 6

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1851 Florida Physician, John Gorrie, Receives U.S. Patent #8080 for an Ice-Making Machine Florida Scientists & Inventors Patents Inventors & Inventions University of Florida USPTO Florida Historical Society
1886 The First National Bank of Tampa, Florida Receives Is Federal Charter Tampa, Florida Economics Florida Historical Society
1905 The Seattle Steel Company Begins Production Seattle Washington Business History Link
1935 Works Progress Administration (WPA) Begins Operation Franklin Roosevelt Great Depression Works Progress Administration African American Registry Florida Historical Society
1965 Windstorms in the Northern Suburbs of Minnesota's Twin Cities Kill 14 People, Causing $57 Million in Damages Minnesota Storm Wind Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1968 25 Coal Miners at Hominy Falls in Nicholas County, West Virginia Are Trapped in a Gauley Coal and Coke Company Mine Nicholas County, West Virginia Labor West Virginia State Archives
1976 In Georgia, Police Use Tear Gas to Break Up Two Demonstrations by Striking DeKalb County Employees DeKalb County, Georgia Labor Strikes Law Enforcement University of Georgia
1996 South African President, Nelson Mandela, and Mozambique President, Joaquim Chissano, Sign an Agreement on Farming and Investments Nelson Mandela Mozambique Political and Social Leaders Farming and Agriculture Economics Historic Documents South African History
1997 The Bank of England Is Set Free From Government Control England Business Economics Bank of England BBC

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