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1836 The First Nine Miles of Track Are Opened for Florida's First Steam-Powered Railroad Florida Steam Railroads Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1837 President Martin Van Buren Calls for Independent Federal Treasury Martin Van Buren U.S. Government Economics & Business
1882 New York City Holds America's First Labor Day Parade New York City Labor Day Historic Firsts Writer's Almanac Library of Congress
1911 Voters Create the Port of Seattle and Elect First Commissioners Washington Economics Naval History State of Washington
1944 Union Representative Is Arrested in Georgia for Trying to Organize Cotton Mill Workers Georgia Unions Crime AFL-CIO University of Georgia
1947 Philanthropist John Deferrari Donates over $1M to the Boston Public Library Boston Philanthropy Boston Public Library Masachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

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