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1908 John Kenneth Galbraith (Canadian-American Keynesian Economist) Canadian Scientists & Mathematicians Economics Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
1924 Lee Iacocca (Pennsylvania-born Automotives Executive) Lee Iacocca Automobiles Economics
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1930 Herbert Henry Dow (Canadian-American Founder of Dow Chemical) Canadian Scientists & Mathematicians Chemistry Business & Economics Dow Chemical
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1794 The First U.S. Silver Dollar Coins Are Released into Circulation Currencies Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1800 Spain Transfers the Louisiana Territory to France Spain France Louisiana Purchase Minnesota Historical Society
1862 The U.S.S. Fort Henry Captures the Confederate Sloop, G. L. Brockenborough on Florida's Apalachicola River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1863 Four Federal Ships Work Together to Capture the British Steamer, Mail, Near St. Petersburg, Florida St. Petersburg, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Union Troops Seize More Than 300 Barrels of Oranges from Groves South of Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Foods and Nutrition American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1878 The Edison Electric Company Opens Thomas Edison Electricity Business & Economics History Channel
1881 Clarion, Iowa Is Incorporated Clarion, Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa
1884 The Florida Dental Association Is Founded in Jacksonville at a Meeting in Library Hall Jacksonville, Florida Health Care Professions Florida Dental Association Florida Historical Society
1900 Boston Symphony Hall Is Opened Boston Architecture Classical Music Symphony Hall
1914 U.S. House Passes Clayton Anti-Trust Act Sanctioning Labor Unions U.S. House of Representatives Labor Unions Law and Legal Resources University of Pittsburgh School of Law
1915 U.S. Banks Provide $5M War Loan to the British & French Great Britain France World War I Business & Economics History Channel
1918 Film Studios Stop Releasing Movies Due to Flu Pandemic Flu Pandemic Film History Channel
1934 National Airlines Begins Operations with a 142-mile Airmail Run between St. Petersburg and Daytona Beach, Florida Florida Aviation History U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1946 V8 Trademark Is Registered for Canned Mixed Vegetable Juices Patents and Trademarks V8 logo U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
1950 Aircall, America's First Remote Radio Paging Service, Begins Operation History of Technology Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1953 Celebrations Begin in New Orleans to Mark the Sesquicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase New Orleans, Louisiana Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Secretary of State
1957 The U.S. Forest Service Awards the Alaska Lumber & Pulp Company at Sitka a Contract for 5.25 Billion Board Feet of Timber Sitka, Alaska Trees Business U.S. Forest Service Alaska Historical Society
1971 Japan Accepts "Voluntary" Quotas on Textile Exports to the U.S. Japan International Trade Asian History
1991 Pizza Hut Trademark Registered Patents & Trademarks Business & Economics Pizza Hut U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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