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1813 Daniel Macmillan (Scottish Bookseller; Co-founder of Macmillan Publishing Company) Scottish Business Leaders Literature Macmillan Publishing Company
1826 Anthony Drexel (Pennsylvania-born Banker, Philanthropist: Founder of Drexel University) Pennsylvania Business Leaders Business Education Drexel University
1857 Milton Snavely Hershey (Pennsylvania-born Founder of Hershey Candy Company) Milton Snavely Hershey Chocolate Hershey Candy Company
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1925 Alexander Sanger (Texas Merchant, Civic Leader, and Philanthropist) Texas Business Philanthropy Education Texas State Historical Association
1822 City of St. Augustine Is Incorporated Under Florida Territorial Laws St Augustine, Florida Florida State Historical Society
1863 U.S.S. DeSoto Captures British Steamer Montgomery After 9-hour Chase Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
1883 Free-Grass Advocates Begin Cutting Wires of Fenced Texas Ranches Texas Cattle Texas State Historical Association
1900 The Chicago Electric Vehicle Company Test Drives Its First Car in Faribault, Minnesota Faribault, Minnesota Automobiles Electricity Minnesota Historical Association
1918 Residents of Eugene, Oregon Burn Newspapers and Magazines to Protest Unfair Treatment of Local Newsdealers by the Hearst Corporation Eugene, Oregon Journalism Consumer Economics Hearst Corporation
1955 The Reserve Mining Company Begins the Commercial Production of Taconite in Silver Bay, Minnesota Silver Bay, Minnesota Iron Northshore Mining Company Minnesota Historical Association
1969 Alabama's Talladega Speedway Opens Alabama NASCAR Talladega
1985 Polaroid Wins Huge Patent Lawsuit Against Kodak Polaroid Kodak Law & Legal Resources Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1996 Gillette Merges with Duracell Business & Economics History Channel

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