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OCTOBER 28

1789 Eliphalet Remington (Connecticut-born Firearms Manufacturer) Eliphalet Remington Gun Control
1955 Bill Gates (Washington-born Founder of Microsoft) Bill Gates Inventors & Inventions History of Technology Microsoft
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1793 Eli Whitney Applied for a Patent for the Cotton Gin Eli Whitney Inventors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks The New York Times
1815 The Establishment of a Successful Salt-Mining Operation in Scott County, Indiana Is Announced Scott County, Indiana Business Indiana Historical Society
1862 Federal Ships Capture Two Florida Blockade Runners Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida State Historical Society
1890 In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, an Exploding Oil Barrel Starts a Fire That Destroys 440 Buildings, Kills 4 People and Leaves 1,900 Homeless Milwaukee, Wisconsin Fire Death Wisconsin Historical Society
1905 Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession" Closes After Only 5 Nights on Broadway George Bernard Shaw Plays The Internet Broadway Database The History Channel
1927 Pan Am Initiates Air Mail Service Between Key West and Havana Cuba Florida Aviation History Historic Firsts Florida State Historical Society
1958 14 Die in West Virginia Mine Explosion West Virginia Labor Death West Virginia State Archive
1969 Boeing Is Contracted to Build the NASA Moon Buggy NASA Boeing Business Lunar Exploration History Link

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