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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1956 Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Texas-born Professional Golfer, Member of the Track & Field Hall of Fame) Babe Didrikson Zaharias Women Golf USA Track & Field Hall of Fame
1825 England's George Stephenson Engineers the First Train to Haul Passengers Great Britain Railroads Historic Firsts New York Times
1851 Land Is purchased for a Poor Farm to be Located in the Town of Yorkville, Near Racine, Wisconsin Racine Wisconsin Community Services Wisconsin Historical Society
1854 The Arctic Is First Ocean Liner to Sink in the Atlantic: 300 Die Naval History Death Historic Firsts New York Times
1867 Worcester, Massachusetts Announces the Opening of a Freedman's Bureau to Help White Employers Hire African Americans Newly Arrived from the South Worcester, Massachusetts Labor Reconstruction African-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1894 Aqueduct Race Track Opens in New York City New York City Horse Racing Aqueduct
1902 New Orleans Streetcar Employees Go on Strike for an 8-Hour Work Day and a 25-Cent-per-Hour Minimum Wage New Orleans Labor Louisiana Secretary of State
1935 Judy Garland Signs Contract with MGM Judy Garland Film MGM History Channel
1956 U.S. Bell X-2, World's Fastest Highest-flying Plane Crashes Aviation The Cold War NASA
1957 The Richfield Oil Company Completes Its Well No. 1 Near the Swanson River on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Alaska Business Business and Economics Alaska Historical Society
1977 Anacleto Montero Sanchez Receives Patent for a Hypodermic Syringe Medical Research Patents & Trademarks Hispanic Heritage U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
1985 Hurricane Gloria Shuts Down Wall Street Wall Street Investment Markets Hurricanes History Channel
1989 SONY Buys Columbia Pictures Business & Economics Film Sony Pictures History Channel
1995 U.S. Treasury Issues New $100 Bills Business & Economics Bureau of Engraving History Channel

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