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OCTOBER 16

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1786 The Continental Congress Authorize the Establishment of a Mint Facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Contintental Congress Currency U.S.
1829 The Tremont House Opens in Boston as the First Modern Hotel (170 Private Guest Rooms) Boston Housing Economics and Business Historic Firsts American Heritage
1893 Long distance Telephone Service Is Inaugurated Between Seattle, Spokane, and Portland Washington Portland, Oregon Telephone History Link
1903 Fire Destroys 140 Buildings in Aberdeen, Washington Aberdeen, Washington Fire Safety History Link
1916 Margaret Sanger Opens First Birth Control Clinic in New York City Margaret Sanger Women Historic Firsts Intellihealth
1930 Air Passenger Service Is Inaugurated between Atlanta, Dallas, and Los Angeles Atlanta, Georgia Dallas, Texas Los Angeles, California Aviation History University of Georgia
1948 Hudson Launches New Monobuilt Design Combining the Chassis and Frame in a Unified Passenger Compartment Automobiles Hemmings
1958 Chevrolet Introduces the El Camino Automobiles Hemmings
1959 Crescent, Iowa Is Incorporated Crescent, Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa
1984 The DuPont Company Donates 528 Acres in Delaware and 1,234 Acrea in Pennsylvania to Create White Clay Creek Valley State Park White Clay Creek Valley State Park Pennsylvania Parks Earth and Environmental Sciences DuPont Company State of Delaware

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