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1898 Peggy Guggenheim (New York City-born Art Collector, Philanthropist) Peggy Guggenheim Museums Art Guggenheim Museum NY
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1935 John Willys (New York-born Inventor of the Jeep) New York Business Leaders Business Automotives
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1791 John Fitch Is Granted a U.S. Patent for the Steamboat John Fitch Steamboat Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Library of Congress
1842 Congress Establishes July 1-June 30 Fiscal Year for U.S. Treasury U.S. Congress Business & Economics Calendars & Holidays U.S. Treasury
1843 Connecticut's Charles Thurber Receives U.S. Patent 3228 for the First Working Typewriter Connecticut Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks History of Technology Historic Firsts Patent 3228
1861 Confederate Congress Approves $420,000 for 3 Gunboats to Protect Florida's Waters Florida American Civil War Naval History Economics Florida Historical Association
1862 The Second Battle of Bull Run Begins as Confederate Cavalry Capture Manassas Junction Rail Center Virginia Second Battle of Bull Run History Channel
1884 Ottmar Mergenthaler Receives First U.S. Patent for Linotype Typesetting Machine German Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Journalism Historic Firsts Patent 304272
1895 First Commercial Electricity Generated from Niagara Falls Powers a Pittsburgh Mill Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Niagara Falls Electricity Historic Firsts University of Buffalo
1902 A Patent Granted for a Daylight Developing Tank for Roll Film Photography Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions USPTO
1926 Texaco Is Incorporated as the Texas Corporation Texas Business Texas LeMoyne College
1929 South Africa's First Commercial Air Flight Transports Mail from Maitland and Port Elizabeth South Africa Aviation History Historic Firsts South African History
1940 Cadillac Discontinues Production of the LaSalle After 14 years Automobiles Cadillac Website History Channel
1957 Ford Rolls Out Its First Edsel Ford Automobiles Business & Economics History Channel
1985 Yugo Is Introduced to the American Market Automobiles Business & Economics U.S. History History Channel
1994 New Law Allows British Stores to Remain Open on Sundays Great Britain Consumer Economics Law & Legal Resources Religion BBC

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