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1896 Marjorie Stewart Joyner (Virginia-born African-American Business Leader, Philanthropist) Virginia Business Leaders Philantropy African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
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1648 Treaty of Westphalia Ends Germany's Thirty Years' War Germany War Concordia
1795 Poland Divided between Austria, Prussia, and Russia Poland Austria Germany Russia Historical Text Archive
1820 King of Spain Signs the Adams-Onis Treaty Transferring Florida to the United States Spain Florida Florida State Historical Association
1839 In Indiana, Vincennes University Sells Its Main Building to Pay Off Debt Vincennes, Indiana Education Economics Vincennes University Indiana Historical Society
1861 U.S.S. Rhode Island Captures the Schooner Aristides off Charlotte Harbor, FL Florida U.S. Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Association
1872 Schwabacher Bros & Co. Is Seattle's First Brick Building Washington Architecture and Design Business Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1916 Henry Ford Grants Equal Pay to Women Henry Ford Women Business & Economics HistoryNet
1929 U.S. Stock Market Crashes: "Black Thursday" Markets and Investments Great Depression Writer's Almanac History Channel
1939 The First Nylon Stockings Are Sold in Wilmington, Delaware Delaware Polymers & Plastics Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1940 The 40-Hour Work Week Goes into Effect Under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 Labor Law and legal Resources History Channel
1945 United Nations Charter Goes Into Effect United Nations Charter Library of Congress New York Times History Channel
2003 The Concorde Flies for the Last Time Aircraft BBC

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