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1863 Clark Howell (Georgia-born Owner/Publisher, Atlanta Constitution) Georgia Authors & Illustrators Atlanta Journal Constitution University of Georgia
1902 Allen Lane (English Publisher: Founder of Penguin Books) Allen Lane Penguin Books Writer's Almanac
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1784 Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser Is Published as America's First Daily Pennsylvania Journalism Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1836 Fur Trader Alexander Faribault Contracts to Build a House in Mendota, Minnesota Mendota, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1847 City of Baton Rouge Donates Parcel of Land for Louisiana State Capitol Building Louisiana National Park Service
1897 African-American F.W. Leslie Receives Patent #590,325 for Envelope Seal Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions St. Louis Public Library
1901 Louisiana's First Oil Well Comes in Near Jennings Louisiana Energy Historic Firsts Louisiana Department of Natural Resource
1921 Universal Studios Announces "Morality Clauses" for Actor Contracts Universal Studios Actors Film History Channel
1931 Great Britain Abandons the Gold Standard Great Britain Great Depression History Channel
1938 Hurricane Strikes New York & New England: Extensive Damage, 600 Die New York Great New England Hurricane Death History Channel Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1941 Congress Passes Revenue Act to Support Costs of World War II U.S. Congress World War II Taxes History Channel
1959 U.S. Congress Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to Operate a Food Stamp System Foods & Nutrition Business & Economics U.S. Congress U.S. Department of Agriculture
1962 Janesville Wisconsin's Oldest Manufacturer, Rock River Woolen Mills, Ceases Operation After 113 Years Janesville, Wisconsin Business, Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1971 Palisades Amusement Park in New Jersey Is Closed New Jersey Rollercoasters Rollercoaster Database
1977 Past Practices Force Jimmy Carter's Budget Director, Bert Lance, to Resign U.S. Government Jimmy Carter Ecomomics New York Times
1982 National Football League Players Began a 57-day Strike National Football League Football Strike Ecomomics New York Times
2001 Congress Approves $15B to Aid Airline Industry Following Sept. 11 Attacks U.S. Congress Aviation Economics Sept 11 Terrorist Attacks BBC

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