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OCTOBER 11

1844 Henry John Heinz (Pennsylvania-born Founder of Heinz Foods) John Henry Heinz Foods and Nutrition
1906 Charles Revson (Massachusetts-born Business Entrepreneur; Founded Revlon Cosmetics Line) Massachusetts Business Leaders Revlon
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1776 Benedict Arnold Suffers Heavy Losses on Lake Champlain Benedict Arnold The American Revolution Naval History New York Times
1811 Juliana, First Steam-powered Ferry, Put into Operation Steam Engines Naval History New York Times
1841 Boston-Area Utopians Purchase Brook Farm in West Roxbury Boston, Massachusetts Great Brook Farm State Park Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
Patent Granted for the Collapsible Toothpaste Tube Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions USPTO
1842 Sauk and Fox Indians Cede All Lands West of the Mississippi Sauk Indians Fox Indians Historic Documents University of Tulsa University of Tulsa
1881 David Henderson Houston Granted Patent for Roll Film Scottish Scientists & Inventors Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Photography State of North Dakota
1887 Cincinnati's Granville T. Woods Receives Patent for a Telephone Granville T. Woods Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors African American Registry
Alexander Miles Patents an Improved Elevator Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists and Inventors St. Louis Public  Library
1915 At Anchorage, Alaska, All 10 Persons on Board Escape as the River Steamboat Tyconda Burns Anchorage, Alaska Steamboats Fire Safety Alaska Historical Society
1919 The Chesapeake and Delaware Canal Is Transferred from Private Ownership to Federal Control Delaware Canals U.S. Army Corps of Enigneers State of Delaware
1923 4 Die When the Mail Car Is Blown Apart in a Southern Oregon Train Robbery Oregon Railroad Crime Death SalemOregon.com
1939 American Federation of Labor (AFL) Opposes U.S. Entry into World War II Labor Unions World War II AFL-CIO History Channel
1950 FCC Issues First Color Television Broadcast License to CBS FCC Television Historic Firsts History Channel
1974 After Declaring Bankruptcy, the Detroit Wheels Are Scratched From the Rest of the Schedule of the World Football League Detroit, Michigan Football Business State of Michigan
1996 The Red Cliff Tribe of Wisconsin Is the First Native American Tribe to File a Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)Plan Wisconsin Native-American Heritage Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)Plan Red Cliff Band Wisconsin Historical Society

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