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1744 James McGill (Scottish-born Canadian Fur Trader, Merchant and Politician) Scottish Business Leaders Canadian Business Leaders
1846 George Westinghouse (New York-born Industrial Engineer, Business Leader) George Westinghouse Electricity Inventors and Inventions
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1860 Joseph R. Brown's Steam Wagon Horseless Carriage Is Permanently Mired Near Fort Ridgely, Minnesota Wisconsin Automotive Steam Engine Minnesota Historical Society
1864 Federal Troops Destroy a Confederate Salt Works in St. Andrews Bay, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida State Historical Society
1869 In Alaska, the Fort Wrangle Post Office Is Established Wrangell, Alaska U.S. Postal Service Alaska Historical Society
1873 Homes, Businesses and Hospital Devastated by Hurricane in Key West, Florida Florida Hurricane Florida State Historical Society
1889 The Moulin Rouge in Paris First Opens Its Doors to the Public Paris Stage and Theater Dance Writer's Almanac
1905 Thieves Disguised As Hobos Halt and Rob a Train Shortly After It Leaves Ballard, Washington Ballard, Washington Railroad Crime Economics HistoryLink
1908 Harvester, a Trotter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wins the Kentucky Futurity Milwaukee, Wisconsin Horse Racing Crime Economics Kentucky Futurity Wisconsin Historical Society
1928 Textile Workers End Bitter Six-month Strike in New Bedford, Massachusetts Massachusetts Strikes Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Crown Zellerbach's National Paper Products Mill Begins Operation in Port Townsend, Washington Port Townsend, Washington Economics HistoryLink
1942 Chester Carlson Receives Patent for Electric Photography/Xerography/Photocopying Washington Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents History of Technology U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1972 Train Wreck Near Saltillo, Mexico Kills 208 passengers - 1,200+ Injured Mexico Railroads Death

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