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1838 James J. Hill (Canadian Founder, Great Northern Railway) Canadian Business Leaders Railroads Great Northern Railway Society Writer's Almanac New York Times
1875 J.C. Penney (Missouri-born Founder of J.C. Penney Department Stores) J.C. Penney Notable American Business Leaders J.C. Penney
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1863 U.S.S. San Jacinto Seizes Confederate Blockade-runner Lizzie Davis Off Florida Coast Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
1864 Expedition from U.S.S. Ariel Captures over 4,000 lbs of Cotton Near Tampa Bay Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Association
1902 Town of Sunnyside, Washington Is Incorporated Sunnyside, Washington HistoryLink
1908 Will Durant Files Articles of Incorporation Creating the General Motors Company Michigan Automobiles General Motors State of Michigan
1920 A Wagon Loaded with Explosives Detonates on Wall Street, Killing 30 People, Injuring Hundreds New York City Terrorism Death History Channel New York Historical Society
1966 New York's Metropolitan Opera Opens New Opera House at Lincoln Center Metropolitan Opera Opera Architecture New York Times
1997 Steve Jobs Returns As CEO of Apple Computer Steve Jobs Apple Computer History Channel
Residents of Kenmore, Washington Vote to Incorporate Kenmore, Washington HistoryLink

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