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1809 Native Americans of Indiana Cede Land Tracts to the U.S. Government Indiana Native American Heritage William Henry Harrison Indiana University
1854 A Number of Ojibwe Bands Sign a Treaty Transferring Minnesota's "Arrowhead" Region to the U.S. Government for About $400,000 Minnesota Native-American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Economics Minnesota Historical Association
1863 U.S. Gem of the Sea Captures the British Schooner Director Near Sanibel, FL Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
1864 Grant Fails to Take Rail Line from Lee at Poplar Springs, VA Virginia Railroad American Civil War Battles Ulysess S. Grant The History Channel
1882 World's First Hydroelectric Power Plant Begins Operation in Appleton, Wisconsin Appleton, Wisconsin Energy Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1887 The South St. Paul Livestock Market Opens, Selling 363 Cattle the First Day St. Paul, Minnesota Farming & Agrciulture Cows Ecomnomics and Business Minnesota Historical Association
1892 The Oliver Mining Company Is Organized to Work Minnesota's Iron Range Minnesota Labor Iron Ecomnomics and Business Minnesota Historical Association
1902 Tom Gilmore Locates the Discovery Claim on Vault Creek in Alaska's Tanana District Alaska Gold Alaska Historical Society
1919 Race Riot between Whites and African-American Sharecroppers Breaks Out in Elaine, Arkansas Elaine Race Riot Racism Farming & Agriculture Labor African-American Heritage
1968 Boeing Rolls Out the First 747 "Jumbo Jet" in Everett, Washington Washington Aviation Boeing Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1980 Xerox Publishes the Initial Ethernet Specifications Internet CIO
1985 Microsoft Releases Its Excel Spreadsheet Microsoft CIO

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