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1795 Johns Hopkins (Maryland-born Merchant Who Endowed Johns Hopkins University and Hospital) Johns Hopkins Philanthropy Medical Research Johns Hopkins
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1713 In Massachusetts, More Than 200 People Riot on Boston Common over the High Price of Bread Boston, Massachusetts Colonial Massachusetts Foods and Nutrition Consumer Economics Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1857 Duluth, Minnesota Is Incorporated as a Town Duluth, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1864 President Abraham Lincoln Proposes Equal Benefits for Dependents of Civil War Dead Regardless of Race President Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Economics African-American Heritage History Channel
U.S.S. DeSoto Captures the Confederate Schooner Mississippian Off the Florida Gulf Coast Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1884 Ringling Brothers Open Their First Circus Traveling by Wagon with a Rented Horse The Circus Ringling Theatre History
1903 Bradenton, Florida Is Incorporated Bradenton, Florida Bradenton, Florida Florida Historical Society
1920 A Matewan, West Virginia Gun Battle Between Miners and Owners Results in 10 Deaths Matewan, West Virginia Labor Death City Data West Virginia Archive
1975 A Wind Storm Causes $5.1M Damages in Minnesota's Twin Cities Minnesota Wind Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1992 27th Amendment Goes Into Effect Prohibiting Congress From Giving Itself Midterm Pay Raises U.S. Congress 27th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution Economics New York Times

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