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1876 Frank Gannett (New York-born American Newspaper Publisher: Founder of Gannett News Service) New York Business Leaders Journalism Gannett News Service
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1801 Alexander Henry II Arrives at Minnesota's Pembina River to Begin His Trading Business Minnesota Business American Pioneers and Explorers Westward Expansion Economics and Business Minnesota Historical Society
1834 In Minnesota, Indian Agent Lawrence Taliaferro Suspends the License of Fur Trader Alexis Bailly for Breaking Trade Rules Minnesota Business Native-American Heritage Economics and Business Minnesota Historical Society
1858 Two Overland Mail Coaches Initiate First U.S. Transcontinental Mail Service U.S. Post Office Westward Expansion Historic Firsts History Channel
1860 The California Stage Company Commences Daily Service Between Portland, Oregon and Sacramento Portland, Oregon Sacramento, California Transportation Westward Expansion
1862 Confederates Capture Harpers Ferry Battle of Harper's Ferry History Channel
1863 Federal Gunboat Shells Bayport, FL Destroying Cotton Warehouse and Confederate Steamer Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
1869 St. Cloud State Teachers College Opens in a Remodeled Hotel, the Former Stearns House St. Cloud, Minnesota Education St. Cloud State University Minnesota Historical Society
1909 Court Rules Henry Ford Is Violating George Selden's Automobile Patent Rights Henry Ford George Selden Automobiles Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights History Channel
Charles Kettering Applies for a Patent on the Automobile Ignition Charles Kettering Automobiles Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights Law and Legal Resources History Channel
1915 The Hay Palace, Built of Nearly 1,000 Tons of Baled Alfalfa Hay, Opens in Mabton, Washington Mabton, Washington Farming & Agriculture HistoryLink
1926 Florida Airways Begins Airmail Service in Florida and Georgia Florida Georgia Aviation History University of Georgia
1945 Hurricane Hits Florida's Richmond Naval Air Station Causing $35M Damage Florida Hurricane Economics Florida State Historical Society
1961 All $1 Bills Printed This Date Forward Bear the National Motto "In God We Trust" U.S. Currency Sepatration of Church and State U.S. Treasury
1964 England's Sun Newspaper Is First Published Great Britain Journalism BBC
1968 An Wang Obtains Patent for a Basic Calculating Component of Computer Technology Chinese Mathematicians and Scientists Computer Technology Inventors & Inventions Asian-American Mathematicians & Scientists USPTO
1983 The First Costco Discount Warehouse Opens in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Economics & Business Historic Firsts Costco HistoryLink
1990 Metro Transit Buses Begin Regular Service in the New Downtown Seattle, Washington's Transit Tunnel Seattle, Washington Transportation Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1997 FDA Bans Sales of Popular Diet Drugs Fenfluramine & Dexfenfluramine US FDA Drugs CNN

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