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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1800 Spain Secretly Cedes the Louisiana Territory Back to France with the Treaty of San Ildefonso Spain France The Louisiana Territory Louisiana Secretary of State
1834 The Plat of New Boston, Illinois, Surveyed by Abraham Lincoln, Is Filed with the Warren County Recorder New Boston, Illinois Abraham Lincoln Lincoln Logs
1837 The Texas General Land Office Opens in Houston Houston, Texas Texas State  Historical Association
1879 New York Stock Exchange Moves to Larger Building New York City Investment Markets History Channel
1890 U.S. Congress Passes the McKinley Tariff Act U.S. Congress William McKinley Business & Economics History Channel
1895 The City of Cocoa, Florida Is Incorporated Cocoa, Florida Florida Historical Society
1896 U.S. Postal Service Establishes Rural Free Delivery (RFD) with First Routes in West Virginia West Virginia United States Postal Service Historic Fists New York Times
1908 The First Model T Goes On Sale for $25 a Car The Model T Business & Economics Historic Fists History Channel
1940 The Pennsylvania Turnpike Opens Pennsylvania Automobiles History Channel
1942 The Chisos Quicksilver Mining Company of Terlingua, Texas Files for Bankruptcy Terlingua, Texas Mercury Economics Texas State  Historical Association
1949 500,000 American Steel Workers Go On Strike Labor Job Actions History Channel
1952 Violence Breaks Out in Widen, West Virginia, the Scene of a Bitter 15-Month Coal Strike West Virginia Labor West Virginia State Archive
1957 The Motto "In God We Trust" First Appears on U.S. Paper Currency ($1 Silver Certificate) Currency First Amendment Separation of Church and State Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1971 Disney World Opens in Florida Florida Walt Disney New York Times
1986 A Day of Mourning Is Observed for the Deaths of 177 South African Miners South Africa Labor South African History
1991 President George H.W. Bush Condemns the Military Coup in Haiti, Suspending Economic and Military Aid Haiti President George H.W. Bush International Trade New York Times

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