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1766 James Forten (Pennsylvania-born African-American Business Leader, Abolitionist)  James Forten Abolition Inventors & Invention Business & Economics African American Business Leaders
1850 Albert Goodwill Spalding (Illinois-born Baseball Player, Sporting Goods Manufacturer)  Albert Goodwill Spalding Baseball Sports Spalding Sporting Goods
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1666 The Great Fire of London Starts in the King's Bakery on Pudding Lane and Continues for Five Days The Great Fire of London Fire Safety Anglia Campus Chambers Book of Days Writer's Almanac Historic UK
1789 U.S. Treasury Department Is Established by Congress U.S. Congress U.S. Treasury Economics U.S. Treasury History Channel
1867 West Virginia Agricultural College, Later Named West Virginia University, Begins Its First Term West Virginia Education Education West Virginia University West Virginia State Archive
1882 Apopka, Florida Is Incorporated as "Apopka City" Apopka, Florida Florida Historical Society
1900 Fire Destroys Four Businesses and Residences in Cocoa, Florida Cocoa, Florida Fire Safety Florida Historical Society
1930 French Aviators Coste & Bellonte Complete First Europe to U.S. Non-stop Flight France Aviation History Historic Firsts History Channel
1935 Alabama Law Creates the State Highway Patrol and Requires a License for Drivers Alabama Government Automobiles Laws and legal Resources Alabama Highway Patrol Alabama State Archives
1940 U.S. Agrees to Give Britain 50 U.S. Destroyers in Exchange for British Pacific Base Use Great Britain Naval History War U.S. Navy
1966 Miami Dolphins Defeat the Oakland Raiders 23-14 in Franchise's First Home Game Florida NFL Florida Historical Society
1992 President Bush Announces $2 Billion in Farm Aid and Fighter-Jet Sale for Texas President George Bush Economics Politics History Channel

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