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1903 Collis Potter Huntington (Connecticut-born Railroad Magnate) Connecticut Business Leaders Railroad
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1832 A Lottery Begins in Milledgeville, Georgia to Distribute Thousands of Acres of Land Formerly Owned by the Cherokee Milledgeville, Georgia Cherokee University of Georgia
1836 Filibusters Meet in Fond du Lac, Minnesota to Plan the Capture California from Mexico and Create an Indian Kingdom Mexico California Fond du Lac, Minnesota Native American Heritage Minnesota Historical Society
1861 Part of Shakespeare's Property in Stratford-on-Avon Is Purchased in the Public Interest Stratford-on-Avon William Shakespeare Authors Economics Chambers Book of Days
1864 Chelsea, Michigan Is Incorporated Chelsea, Michigan State of Michigan
1883 The New York Metropolitan Opera House Opens with a Performance of Gounod's ''Faust'' The New York Metropolitan Opera Opera The Metropolitan Opera Library of Congress
1884 A Post Office Opens at Ruby ( Jacksonville Beach), Florida Jacksonville Beach, Florida U.S. Postal Service Florida Historical Society
1895 President Cleveland, the Vice President and Cabinet, Arrive in Atlanta by Special Train for the Cotton States and International Exposition Atlanta, Georgia President Grover Cleveland Railroad Economics University of Georgia
1905 Cardiff, Wales Is Elevated to the Status of a City Cardiff, Wales BBC
1907 In London, Ringling Brothers Circus Buys Barnum & Bailey Circus London, England Circus Business Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus
1913 A Coal Mine Explosion in Dawson, New Mexico, Kills More Than 250 Workers Dawson, New Mexico Labor Death History Channel
1914 The U.S. Congress Passes the Nation's First Income Tax U.S. Congress Taxes Historic Firsts History Channel
1940 Julian, Mayer and Krause Receive a Patent for Cortisone for Treatment of Arthritis, Bursitis, Diseases of Connective Tissue and Gout Patents and Trademarks Medical Research Biochemistry USPTO
1981 President Reagan Decertifies the Air Traffic Controllers for Having Gone on Strike in August President Reagan Aviation Labor Unions New York Times
1986 President Reagan Signs Tax Reform Act into Law President Reagan Taxes Reagan Presidential Library
1991 Japan Lifts Its Economic Sanctions Against South Africa Japan South Africa Apartheid International Trade South African History

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