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1873 Charles Walgreen (Illinois-born Founder of the Walgreen Drug Store Chain) Charles Walgreen Medicines & Pharmaceuticals
1903 Walter O'Malley (New York City-born Attorney; Owner of the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers) New York City Sports Figures Law & Legal Resources Business Major League Baseball Baseball Official Web Site
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1974 Oskar Schindler (Czech-born German Businessman Who Save Jewish Lives During World War II) Czech Political & Social Leaders Nazi Germany World War II The Holocaust History Channel
1988 Felix Wankel (German Automotive Pioneer) German Scientists & Mathematicians Inventors & Inventions Automobiles
1775 Lord Dartmouth Orders British Officers to North Carolina Great Britain North Carolina Colonial North Carolina American Revolution History Channel
1779 English Luddites Riot Against the Introduction of Machinery for Spinning Cotton in Manchester, England English History Business & Economics Writer's Almanac
1855 New York City's Isaac Singer Patents the Sewing Machine Motor New York City Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Singer USPTO
1871 The Great Chicago Fire Is Brought Under Control Great Chicago Fire Fire Safety Library of Congress
1876 Alexander Graham Bell Makes the First Long-Distance Telephone Call Alexander Graham Bell The Telephone History of Technology Historic Firsts Technology and Society
In Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, a Rally Is Held to Support Greenbacks Rather Than Gold as the National Currency Kandiyohi County, Minnesota Currency Gold Minnesota Historical Society
Baldwin, Florida Is Incorporated Baldwin, Floridal Florida Historical Society
1894 Four Miners Die in Newcastle, Washington Coal Mine Fire Newcastle, Washington Labor Death History Link
1921 Earle Dickson, a Cotton Buyer for Johnson & Johnson, Invents the Band-Aid The Band Aid Inventors and Inventions IntelliHealth
1936 First Generator at the Hoover Dam Becomes Fully Operational Hoover Dam Electricity U.S. Department of the Interior History Channel
1979 Minnesota's Rose Totino Patents Her "Crisp Crust" Frozen Pizza Crust Minnesota Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Trademarks and Patents Foods and Nutrition Minnesota Historical Society
1995 8.0 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 49, Injures 100, Leaves 1,000 Homeless Along Mexico's Jalisco Coast Mexico Earthquakes Death USGS
Arizona Amtrak Train Derailment Kills One and Injures 100 Arizona Railroads Death Amtrak Court TV

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