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1854 David Dunbar Buick (Scottish-American Automobile Manufacturer) Scottish Business Figures Buick
1900 J(ohn) Willard Marriott (Utah-born Founder of Marriott Hotels) Utah Business Figures Marriott Biography.com
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1720 In Pensacola, Florida, the Spanish Surrender Fort Carlos to the French Spain France Pensacola, Florida Forts Florida Historical Society
1727 From Montreal, Réné Boucher Lands on the Western Shore of Minnesota's Lake Pepin to Trade Furs with the Indians Canadian Explorers and Pioneers Minnesota Native-American Heritage North American Explorers Catholic Encyclopedia MInnesota Historicla Association
1850 San Francisco Suffers Fourth Great Fire within a Year San Francisco Fire San Francisco Fire Museum
1868 Alaska Commercial Company Is Incorporated in San Francisco Alaska Business Business and Economics Alaska Historical Society
1891 The Opalescent Glass Factory Opens in Marion, Indiana, Taking Advantage of Natural Gas Resources Discovered in the Area Marion, Indiana Glass Methane Gas Business Indiana Historical Society
1901 Peter Cooper Hewitt Obtains a United States Patent for a Vapor Lamp New York City Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Light Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1902 Alaska's First Successful Oil Well Comes In Alaska Energy Historic First Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1918 Elmer Sperry Receives Patent for the Gyrocompass New York Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1925 The City of Hialeah, Florida Is Incorporated Hialeah, Florida Florida Historical Society
1930 Two Explosions Destroy the Puget Sound and Alaska Powder Company Near Everett, Washington Everett, Washington Fire HistoryLink
1939 British Aircraft Carrier HMS Courageous Is Sunk Off the Irish Coast by U-boat U29 Great Britain Nazi Germany World War II Naval Military History Ohio State University
1983 In South Africa, 68 Mine Workers Are Killed in an Underground Methane Gas Explosion South Africa Labor Methane Death South African History
1996 Ford and the United Auto Workers (UAW) Sign a Three-Year Contract Ford Motor Company United Auto Workers Labor Business & Economics History Channel
2001 Wall Street Trading Resumes for the First Time Since the September 11 Terrorist Attacks Markets and Investments Terrorist Attacks of 9/11 President George W. Bush Terrorism BBC

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