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1803 Mark Hopkins (New York-born Capitalist Who Helped Build the Central Pacific Railroad) New York Business Leaders Railroads
1860 Edward Filene (Massachusetts-born Department-store Entrepreneur, Financial Reformer, Philanthropist) <Massachusetts Business Leaders Philanthropy
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1821 Massachusetts General Hospital Admits Its First Patients Massachusetts Medicine Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1878 Pleasure Steamer Princess Alice Collides with Another Steamer on England's Thames River: 500+ People Die Great Britain Steamboats Death Greenwich Guide
1891 Pasco, Washington Is Incorporated Pasco, Washigton History Link
1902 Astoria, Oregon Fishermen Refuse to Accept Less Than Two Cents Per Pound for Fall Salmon Astoria, Oregon Labor Economics Salmon
1918 Frederick & Nelson Department Store Opens in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Consumer Economics History Link
1984 Six Black South African Townships Erupt in Violence Protesting Rent Increases South Africa Apartheid Economics Death South African History
1997 Arizona Governor Fife Symington Is Convicted of Fiscal Offenses Tied to His Real Estate Business Arizona Political and Social Leaders Economics Crime History Channel

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