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1819 Allan Pinkerton (Scottish-born American Founder of the Pinkerton Detective Agency) Allan Pinkerton Law and Law Enforcement Library of Congress
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1988 Art Rooney (Pennsylvania-born Owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers) Pittsburgh Football Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Steelers
1840 Joseph Gibbons Patents a Seeding Machine Farming and Agriculture Trademarks and Patents Historical Scoeity of Michigan
1910 Walden W. Shaw and John D. Hertz Form the Yellow Cab Company Automotives Business & Economics The History Channel
1925 A. Philip Randolph Founds Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Labor Railroads African-American History Historic Firsts Kenyon College
1939 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Technicolor Releases the Movie The Wizard of Oz The Wizard of Oz L. Frank Baum
1996 Dow Industrial Average Hits a New High of 3,652.09 Markets & Investing Historic Firsts History Channel
1997 Tobacco Industry Agrees to $11.3 billion Settlement with the State of Florida Florida Tobacco and Smoking Law and Legal Resources Health and Fitness Business and Economics PBS

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