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MAY 22

1928 T. Boone Pickens (Oklahoma-born Business Leader) Oklahoma U.S. Business Leaders
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1761 First U.S. Life Insurance Policy Issued in Philadelphia Pennsylvania Business Historic Firsts New York Times
1824 U.S. House Passes Tariff Act Henry Clay U.S. House Taxes History Channel
1849 Abraham Lincoln Is Granted a Patent For a Device to Lift Boats Over Shoals Abraham Lincoln Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Boats Lincoln Papers Lincoln Papers
1863 U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures the Sloop Isabella in Florida's Wacasassa Bay Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida Historical Society
1906 Wright Brothers Receive Patent for Flying Machine with Motor Wright Brothers Patents USPTO
1938 E.S. Votey of Detroit Patents the First Pneumatic Player Piano Detroit Scientists & Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Pianos Historical Soceity of Michigan (pdf)
1947 Congress Enacts the Truman Doctrine with Aid to Greece & Turkey U.S. Congress The Truman Doctrine Economics New York Times
1967 Fire Kills 322 at the L'Innovation Department Store in Brussels, Belgium Brussels, Belgium Fire Safety Death History Channel
2003 Beethoven's Final Manuscript for His Ninth Symphony Auctions for $3.43M Ludwig van Beethoven Composers Economics and Business CNN

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