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1890 Harland Sanders (Indiana-born Founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken) Harland Sanders Kentucky Fried Chicken
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1861 The Steamboat Alhambra Delivers Minnesota's First Steam Locomotive to St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Steamboats Railroad Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1867 The First Passenger Train Pulls into Des Moines, Iowa Iowa Railroad Iowa State Historical Association
1882 City of East Dallas, Texas Is Incorporated Dallas Texas Texas State Historical Association
1884 In Minnesota, a Tornado Strikes the Lumber Mill at Marine on St. Croix, Blowing Away a Million Board Feet of Cut Lumber Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota Tornado Economics & Business Minnesota Historical Society
1901 The Cornerstone Is Laid for the New York Stock Exchange on 8 Broad Street in Downtown Manhattan New York Stock Exchange Markets & Investments New York Stock Exchange New York Historical Society
1919 Hurricane Devastates Key West, Florida: 300 Die Florida Hurricanes Death Florida State Historical Society
The Boston Police Department Goes on Strike Boston Law Enforcement Strike History Channel
1926 Radio Corporation of America (RCA) Creates National Broadcasting Co. (NBC) Television Business & Economics NBC
1943 Rallies and Parades Open Delaware's Third War Loan Drive with a Goal of Raising $49,000,000 Delaware Economics World War II State of Delaware
1947 A Valdez, Alaska Fire Destroys the Seattle Hotel Along with the Gilson Store and Bank Valdez, Alaska Fire Safety Alaska Historical Society

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