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AUGUST 31

1852 John Neville Keynes (English Philosopher and Economist) English Mathematicians and Scientists Economics Philosophy
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1900 Collis Potter Huntington (Connecticut-born Railroad Builder) Connecticut Business Leaders Railroads Business
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1836 African-American Inventor, Henry Blair, Receives Patent for Cotton Seed Planter Maryland Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Farming & Agriculture African American Mathematicians, Scientsts & Inventors
1861 Delaware's Du Pont Company Receives a Contract From the Federal Government for 600,000 Pounds of Gunpowder Delaware American Civil War Business Du Pont Company State of Delaware
1896 Japanese Steamship Miiki Maru Arrives at the Port of Seattle Japan Washington Business & Economics Naval History State of Washington
1897 Thomas Edison Receives U.S. Patent for the "Kinetoscope" Thomas Edison Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks The Kinetoscope The Library of Congress
1900 Coca-Cola Is First Sold in Great Britain England Foods & Nutrition Coca-Cola
1921 John A. Macready Flies First Successful Aerial Crop Duster Near Dayton, OH Ohio Aviation History Farming & Agriculture Historic Firsts U.S. Centennial of Flight Commission
1935 President Roosevelt Signs Act Prohibiting Export of U.S. Arms to Belligerents Franklin Roosevelt The American Presidency War International Trade Mt. Holyoke College
1951 Supreme Court Justice Douglas Calls for Recognition of Communist China China William O. Douglas U.S. Supreme Court The Cold War The History Channel
1980 17-day Strike Ends with Formal Acceptance of the Polish Labor Union Solidarity Solidarity Labor & Labor Unions Polish Embassy

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