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1818 David Macpherson (Scottish-born American Politician and Railway Builder) Scottish Business Leaders Railroads
1898 Giuseppe Saragat (Founder of the Socialist Party of Italian Workers) Italian Political and Social Leaders Labor
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1863 Three Federal Ships Capture Confederate Steamer Alabama in Gulf of Mexico Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
1866 First Producing Oil Well in Texas Comes In Texas Economics Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1877 The California Workingmen's Party Is Formed in San Francisco San Francisco Labor Politics The San Francisco Museum
1892 The School of Economics, Political Science and History Opens at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Milwaukee Education Education Economics Politics World History University of Alaska Wisconsin Historical Society
1919 Coca-Cola Co. Is Purchased for $30M by Trust Company of Georgia Georgia Coca Cola Business University of Georgia
1988 Hurricane Gilbert Slams Jamaica with 145 mph Winds of 145 mph: 45 Die, $1B Damage Jamaica Hurricanes Death Economics New York Times

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