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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1765 British Take Control of the French Fort de Chartres in the Illinois Territory Great Britain France Illinois Forts French & Indian War State of Illinois
1795 The United States Mint Hires Its First Two Female Employees U.S. Government Women Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1835 The First Issue of the Telegraph and Texas Register Is First Published Texas Journalism Texas State Historical Society
1845 United States Naval Academy Opens for Its First Term Maryland Education Naval. History Library of Congress
1863 Denver's First Telegraph Office Opens for Business Colorado The Telegraph Rootsweb
1899 African-American Inventor, I.R. Johnson, Patents a Bicycle Frame Patents & Trademarks Bicycling Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors St/ Louis Public Library
1911 Henry Ford Receives Transmission Patent Henry Ford Automobiles Patents & Trademarks U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1918 In Minnesota, a Forest Fire Begins That Will Burn 38 Communities and Kill 435 People Minnesota Trees Fire Safety Death Minnesota Historical Society
1933 Waldo Lonsbury Semon Patents Vinyl Alabama Scientists & Inventors Patents and Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Organic Chemistry Center for Technology and Society
1949 A Wind Storm Sweeps through Minnesota, Causing $10M Damage to Corn Crops and $1M Property Damage in St. Paul St. Paul, Minnesota Wind Farming & Agriculture Economics Minnesota Historical Society
1951 Fire Destroys the Lathrop Building in Cordova, Alaska - a $500,000 Loss Cordova, Alaska Fire Safety Business Alaska Historical Society
1973 Vice-President Spiro Agnew Resigns, Pleads No Contest to Federal Tax Evasion Richard Nixon Crime History Channel New York Times Merriam-Webster
1978 President Jimmy Carter Signs Bill Authorizing Susan B. Anthony $1 Coin President Jimmy Carter Currency U.S. Treasury
1995 Robert E. Lucas Jr. Selected as Nobel Prize Laureate for Economics Robert E. Lucas Jr Economics The 1995 Nobel Prize for Economics History Channel

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