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1837 Mark Hanna (Ohio-born Industrialist, Political Kingmaker) Ohio Business Leaders Economics & Business Politics The American Presidency
1900 Stephen Bechtel (Indiana-born Engineer, Business Leader, Founder of Bechtel Corporation) Indiana Scientists & Mathematicians Business & Economics Bechtel
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1869 Robber Barons Attempt to Corner Gold and Send Markets into Panic Ulyssses S. Grant Markets & Investments Gold U.S. Treasury
1877 Fire Destroys Many Models at the U.S. Patent Office, But Important Records Are Saved U.S. Government Offices & Agencies Patents & Trademarks Fire Safety USPTO
1878 African-American Inventor, W.R. Davis, Receives a Patent for a Library Table Library and Media Resources Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African American Registry
1908 The First Factory-built Model-T Completed Henry Ford Model T Business & Economics Historic Firsts History Channel
1948 Honda Motor Company Opens Automobiles Japan Business & Economics Honda
1963 Mayor Victor Schiro Refuses to Meet with Civil Rights Leaders in New Orleans New Orleans Political and Social Leaders Human Rights/Civil Rights African-American Heritage Louisiana Secretary of State
1964 The Puget Sound Ferry Chippewa Ends 64 Years of Service Washington Steamboats History Link
1981 NASA Launches SBS 2 (Satellite Business Systems 2) to Support Private Business Networks Space Exploration Economics & Business NASA
1993 Nelson Mandela Asks That World Economic Sanctions Be Lifted Against South Africa South African Government Nelson Mandela Apartheid Economics Canadian Broadcast Corporation
1998 The U.S. Releases Harder to Counterfeit $20 Bills U.S. Treasury Crime U.S. Treasury New York Times

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