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1886 Phillip Murray (Scottish-American Labor Leader) Scottish Political and Social Leaders Labor
1898 Bennett Cerf (New York City-born Publisher, Businessman, Founder of Random House Publishers) New York City Business Leaders Literature Random House
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1919 Madame C.J. Walker (Louisiana-born African-American Businesswoman) Madame C.J. Walker African American Business Leaders Link to Notable African Americans
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1793 Alexander Baranov Arrived on Alaska's Sitka Sound from Kodiak to Establish a Post for the Newly Organized Russian American Company Russia Alaska Business Alaska Historical Society
1805 Leaders of the Cordwainers Strike Are Arrested in Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Labor Strikes Crime The History Channel
1852 E.G. Otis Is Issued a Patent for a Railroad Car Brake Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Railroads Pierce Law Center
1867 In Minnesota, the Minneapolis Daily Tribune Is First Published Minneapolis, Minnesota Journalism Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1893 Lake Butler Is Incorporated by the Florida Legislature Lake Butler, Florida Lake Butler, Florida Florida Historical Association
1946 Truman's Request of Congress for Military Intervention Ends Railroad Strike President Truman The American Presidency U.S. Constitution Labor Railroads PBS
1948 Andrew Moyer Is Granted Patent For a Method of Mass Production of Penicillin Patents & Trademarks Medical Research U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1968 West Virginia's Cass Scenic Railroad Begins Service to the Top of Bald Knob West Virginia Railroads Cass Scenic Railroad West Virginia Archives

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