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OCTOBER 20

1849 William Washington Browne (Georgia-born African-American Insurance Leader) William Washington Browne Notable African Americans
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1803 The U.S. Senate Ratifies the Louisiana Purchase Louisiana Purchase The United States Senate Library of Congress
1818 Great Britain and U.S. Sign Treaty of Joint Occupation of Oregon Great Britain Canada Alaska Oregon Washington HistoryLink
1832 Chickasaw Indians Sign Treaty of Pontotoc Ceding All Land East of the Mississippi to the U.S. Chickasaw Indians Historic Documents Alabama
1891 The Arkansas State Bankers Association Is Formed Arkansas Buisness Economics Arkansas History Commission
1903 Joint Commission Ruling Favors U.S. in Alaskan/Canadian Boundary Dispute Canada Alaska Law & Legal Resources New York Times
1941 Fire Destroys Several Businesses in Laurel, Delaware Laurel, Delaware Fire Business State of Delaware
1984 Monterey Bay Aquarium Opens in California Monterey, California Aquariums and Aquatic Parks Aquariums and Aquatic Parks

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