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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1835 In Indiana, Winners at the Marion County Agricultural Fair Receive $5 Gold Half Eagle Coins Marion County, Indiana Farming & Agriculture Currency Gold Indiana Historical Society
1841 A Portion of the Tower of London Burns to the Ground London, England Fire Safety Roya Armouries Chambers Book of Days
1847 Residents of Milwaukee, Wisconsin Meet to Form a Benevolent Society for the Benefit of the Poor and Destitute Milwaukee, Wisconsin Community and Human Services Wisconsin Historical Society
1864 Helena, Montana Is Founded After a Gold Discovery <Helena, Montana Westward Expansion Gold History Channel
1888 John J. Loud of Weymouth, Massachusetts, Receives a Patent for the First Ballpoint Pen Massachusetts Scientists and Mathematicians Patents & Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Writing Technology and Society USPTO
1894 Daniel M. Cooper of Rochester, New York, Patents the Time Clock New York Scientists and Mathematicians Time Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1908 Eugene V. Debs, Union Leader and Socialist Candidate for President, Addresses a Crowd of 800 in Janesville, Wisconsin Janesville, Wisconsin Eugene V. Debs Labor Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
1941 President Roosevelt Approves Lend-Lease Aid for USSR Soviet Union Franklin Roosevelt World War II Business & Economics History Channel
1945 U.S. Government Ends Shoe Rationing Business & Economics World War II New York Times
1972 President Nixon Increases U.S. Social Security Benefits Richard Nixon Business & Economics History Channel
1984 Body of Pro-Solidarity Polish Father Jerzy Popieluszko Is Found Polish Political and Social Leaders Solidarity Death BBC
1988 Phillip Morris Buys Kraft Foods Foods & Nutrition Business & Economics Television News Archive
The Sears Tower Is Put Up for Sale Chicago Business & Economics Sears Tower History Channel
1991 BET Is First African American-owned Company to be Listed on the NYSE BET Markets & Investments African-American Heritage Historic Firsts African American Registry

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