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1830 Orrin Henry Ingram (Massachusetts-born Wisconsin Lumberman) Massachusetts Business Leaders Wisconsin Business Leaders Trees Business Wisconsin Historical Society
1952 Shepherd Mdladlana (South African Minister of Labour and a Member of the Communist Party) South African Political and Social Leaders Labor South African History
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1781 The Chippewa Sell Mackinac Island to the British Great Britain Mackinac Island Chippewa Mackinac Island State of Michigan
1848 In San Francisco, Owner of the General Store at Sutter's Mill Announces the Finding of Gold at the Mill San Francicso, California Gold California Gold Rush Learn California
1864 U.S.S. Beauregard Captures the British Sloop Resolute Anchored off Cape Canaveral, Florida Cape Canaveral, Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Cape Canaveral, Florida Florida Historical Society
1902 Union Chief, John Mitchell, Calls for a Strike of the United Mine Workers Labor Strikes Business United Mine Workers The History Channel
1913 Martin Block Coal Co. of Numa, Iowa Produces a 2,445 Pound Block of Coal Numa, Iowa Business State Historical Society of Iowa
1926 Britain's Trades Union Congress Ends Its 9-day General Strike That Brought the Nation to a Standstill Great Britain Labor Strikes Historic UK
1962 France and West African States Establish the West African Monetary Union Africa France Economics Central Bank of the West African States
2000 Ford Confirms It Is Moving Its British Production Works to Spain and Germany British Business Spain Germany Ford BBC

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