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1828 Jean Henri Dunant (Swiss Philanthropist and Founder of the Red Cross) Jean Henri Dunant The Red Cross
1899 Friedrich von Hayek (Austrian-born British Economist; 1974 Nobel Laureate for Economics) Austrian Scientists & Mathematicians Economists 1974 Nobel Laureate for Economics
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1873 John Stuart Mill (English Economist, Philosopher) John Stuart Mill Philosophy Economics
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1795 The United States Post Office Is Established U.S. Government United States Post Office
1820 Michigan's Territorial Legislature Imposes Its First Tax on Personal Property and Land Michigan Government Taxes Historic Firsts Historical Society of Michigan
1840 The First U.S. Patent Related to Photography Is Issued to Alexander S. Wolcott of New York New York Scientists & Inventors Inventors and Inventions Photography Patents and Trademarks Historic Firsts Technology and Society
1869 Celebration of the Completion of the Transcontinental Railroad Is Postponed at Promontory, Utah Territory Due to a Track Washout and Labor Dispute Utah Transcontinental Railroad Westward Expansion Labor Learn California
1886 Atlanta's Jacob's Pharmacy Sells First Coca-Cola as a Tonic Georgia Businesses Coca-Cola Library of Congress
1914 Paramount Pictures Is Formed Film Businesses History Channel
1959 Little Caesars, Michigan's First Pizza Chain, Opens Its First Store in Garden City Michigan Business Historic Firsts Little Caesars Historical Society of Michigan

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