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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1950 Willis Haviland Carrier (New York-born Inventor of the First Practical Air Conditioner) Willis Carrier Inventors & Inventions Business Leader
1691 New Charter Incorporates Maine and Plymouth into Massachusetts Colony Maine Massachusetts Colony Colonial History Massachusetts Archives
1765 The Colonial Stamp Act Congress Convenes in New York New York City The Stamp Act U.S. Treasury
1806 Britain's Ralph Wedgwood Secures the First Patent for Carbon Paper English Scientists, Mathematicians and Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Timelines Great Britain
1854 In Eugene, Oregon, Mason Benson Is Indicted for Keeping a Grocery Open on Sunday Eugene, Oregon Business Religion Crime Separation of Church and State
1864 Union Warship Wachusett Captures Confederate Ship Florida in Brazilian Port Brazil Naval Military History American Civil War History Channel Florida State Historical Society
1896 Wall Street Journal Begins Daily Publication of Dow Jones Industrial Average Markets & Investments Journalism Historic Firsts Chicago Board Options Exchange Wall Street Journal
1913 Henry Ford's Entire Automobile Factory Is First Run on a Moving Assembly Line Henry Ford Automobile Labor Firsts History Channel
1964 U.S. Prints First $20 Federal Reserve Notes Bearing "In God We Trust" Currencies U.S. Treasury
1975 Patent Granted to Ysidro M. Martinez for "Knee Implant Prosthesis" Medical Research Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1984 Ronald Reagan & Walter Mondale Meet in a Presidential Debate (Economics) Ronald Reagan The American Presidency History Channel

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