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MAY 27

1794 Cornelius Vanderbilt (New York-born Shipping and Rail Magnate) Cornelius Vanderbilt Ships Railroads Business and Economics
1836 Jay Gould (New York-born Rail Magnate) New York Business Leaders Railroads Business and Economics
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1833 Dubuque Mines Is Designated as Iowa's First Postal Station Iowa U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Iowa State Historical Society
1837 The First Post Office Opens in Madison, Wisconsin Madison, Wisconsin U.S. Post Office Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1922 West Virginia Union Official, William Blizzard, UMWA, Is Found Not Guilty of Treason for His Role in an Armed March West Virginia Labor Union Law West Virginia State Archives
1927 Ford Officially Ends Production of the Model-T Automotives Ford Motor The History Channel
1930 A Patent Is Issued to 3M for Its Transparent Cellophane Tape, to be Known as Scotch™ Tape Minnesota Business Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions 3M Minnesota Historical Society
1935 The U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down the National Industrial Recovery Act U.S. Supreme Court The New Deal Business Franklin Roosevelt Presidential Library New York Times

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