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1877 Charles Stewart Rolls (English Automotive and Aviation Pioneer; a Founder of Rolls-Royce Ltd.) English Business Leaders Automotives Rolls Royce
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1987 John Huston (Missouri-born Actor, Filmmaker) Missouri Performing Artists American Performing Artists Filmmakers Internet Movie Database
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1207 Liverpool, England Is Chartered by King John English Citites King John Official Web Site Historic UK
1565 St. Augustine, Florida, Is Founded on the Feast Day of St. Augustine St. Augustine, Florida OldCity.com
1861 Cape Hatteras, North Carolina Falls to Union Troops North Carolina American Civil War Cape Hatteras National Seashore History Channel
1902 Farmers Educational and Cooperative Union of America (National Farmers Union) Founded in Rains County, TX Rains County, Texas Farming & Agrciulture Labor National Farmers Union Texas State Historical Association
1907 Two Seattle Teenagers Start What Will Become UPS Washington Business & Economics UPS State of Washington
1922 First Radio Commercial Airs: WEAF, New York City New York City Radio Propaganda Historic Firsts New York Times
1929 Amendment to Georgia's Constitution Authorizes State Income Tax Georgia State Government Taxes University of Georgia
1933 President Roosevelt Issues Executive Order Prohibiting Holding of Gold by U.S. Citizens President Franklin Roosevelt The American Presidency Gold The Great Depression U.S. Treasury
1941 President Roosevelt Issues Executive Order Creating the Office of Price Administration U.S. Government President Franklin Roosevelt World War II Economics History Channel
1951 ORAL B Trademark Registered Patents and Trademarks Oral B USPTO
1994 English and Welsh Stores Are Allowed to Remain Open on Sunday for First Time English Business Welsh Business Economics Historic Firsts BBC
2003 Zimbabwe Fuel Prices Triple When Government Removes Price Controls Zimbabwe Government Economics South African History

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