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1897 A. C. Nielsen (Chicago-born Market Research Engineer) Chicago Scientists and Mathematicians Statistics Television Nielsen Media Research
1917 Henry Ford II (Detroit-born Industrialist; Head of Ford Motor Co.: 1945-79) Detroit Business Leaders Ford Motors
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1917 Irving Wightman Colburn (Massachusetts-born Inventor Who Patented a Machine to Produce and Cut Continuous Sheets of Window Glass ) Massachusetts Scientists & Inventors Glass Technology & Society
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1781 The City of Los Angeles, California Is Founded by 44 Settlers from Sonora, Mexico Mexico Los Angeles Hispanic Heritage Library of Congress
1833 New York Sun Is First Published as a Penny Newspaper New York City Journalism Historic Firsts New York University
1862 U.S.S. William G. Anderson Captures the Confederate Schooner Theresa Off the Florida Gulf Coast Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1882 Whitman College Opens on the Grounds of Whitman Seminary at Walla Walla Washington Education Whitman College State of Washington
1888 George Eastman Patents the Roll Film Kodak Camera Eastman Kodak Company Photography Patents & Trademarks Business & Economics Writer's Almanac USPTO
1894 12,000 New York City Tailors Walk Out to Protest Sweatshops New York City Labor History Channel
1911 Delray, Florida, Now a Part of Delray Beach, Is Incorporated Delray Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
1921 West Virginia Coal Miners End the Battle of Blair Mountain Blair Mountain, West Virginia Labor West Virginia State Archive
1933 Hurricane Causes More Than $2M Damage, Blowing More Than 4 Million Boxes of Citrus from Florida Trees Florida Hurricane Food Economics Florida Historical Society
1959 U.S. Congress Passes Labor Reform Act Providing Greater Government Control over Labor Unions U.S. Congress Labor History Channel
2001 Boeing Aircraft Moves Its Corporate Offices from Seattle to Chicago Seattle, Washington Chicago Aviation History Boeing Corporation History Link

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