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1854 C.W. Post (Illinois-born Cereal Manufacturer and Developer) C.W. Post Foods & Nutrition Post Foods
1885 Robert Reed Church Jr. (Tennessee-born African-American Banker, Investor, Political Leader) Tennessee Business Leaders African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
1894 John S. Knight (West Virginia-born Journalist and Publisher) West Virginia Business Leaders Journalism Knight-Ridder
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1972 Igor Sikorsky (Ukraine-born Aviation Inventor, Helicopter Pioneer) Igor Sikorsky Inventors and Inventions Helicopters
1825 New York Governor DeWitt Clinton Officially Opens the Erie Canal Erie Canal The Library of Congress
1870 Dodge County, Georgia Is Created Georgia University of Georgia
1923 Explosion at the Pure Oil Company, Cabin Creek, WV Causes $100,000 Damage West Virginia Business West Virginia Division of Culture and History
1928 "Peter Pan" Is Registered by James Barrie James Barrie Young-adult Authors Copyrights and Trademarks USPTO
1958 Pan American Flies the First Boeing 707 from New York to Paris (8h 41m) New York City Paris Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times

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