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1907 Walter Reuther (West Virginia-born Labor Leader; President of United Automobile Workers Union: 1946-70) Walter Reuther Labor Leaders UAW
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1820 Residents of Milledgeville, GA Begin Dispensing Lands Ceded by Cherokees in 1819 Georgia Cherokee Indians University of Georgia
1897 The First Section of the Boston Subway System Is Opened Boston Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority
1905 Honus Wagner Agrees to Place His Signature on Louisville Slugger Bats Honus Wagner Baseball Hall of Fame Louisville Slugger
1917 William Vinson & James Elkins Found Their Houston Law Firm Texas Law & Legal Resources Vinson & Elkins Texas State Historical Society
1925 Bank of Mexico Begins Operation Issuing and Regulating Mexican Currency Mexico Economic Institutions Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
1932 New York City Mayor Jimmy Walker Resigns Amid Corruption Charges New York City Politics Crime New York City
1954 Self-employed Farmers Added to Social Security Coverage Farming & Agriculture Social Security The History Channel
1959 Elizabeth Taylor Signs for Lead in 20th Century Fox's Cleopatra Cleopatra Elizabeth Taylor Film The History Channel
1960 Labor Dispute Shuts Down Pennsylvania Railroad for First Time in 114 Years Railroad Labor Job Actions The History Channel
1976 Wall Street Journal Publishes First Edition for Europe Journalism Business & Economics The History Channel
1982 President Jose Lopez Portillo Nationalizes Mexico's Banking Industry Mexico Economic Institutions Mexican-American Solidarity Foundation
1983 Soviet Fighter Jet Shoots Down Korean Air Lines 747: All 269 Aboard Die 747 Disaster Soviet Union Cold War Air Disasters Death FBI
1985 U. S.-French Expedition Locates Remains of the Titanic Off Newfoundland Coast Newfoundland The Titanic Smithsonian Institution
2005 U.S. Congress Passes $10.5 Billion Relief Package for Victims of Hurricane Katrina U.S. Congress Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Economics Hurricane Katrina Flooding

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