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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1804 Fox and Sauk Indians Trade 50 Million Acres of Land in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois for an Annuity of $1,000 Wisconsin Illinois Native-American Heritage Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1883 The Bank of Tampa Opens Florida Banking Bank of Tampa Florida State Historical Society
1895 Fire Destroys the Town of Walcott in Rice County, Minnesota Rice County, Minnesota Fire Minnesota Historical Society
1926 Fifty-one Miners Die in Cave-In At Barnes-Hecker Mine Near Ishpeming, Michigan Michigan Death State of Michigan
1959 The 109-day Wilson & Company Packinghouse Strike Begins in Albert Lea, Minnesota Albert Lea, Minnesota Labor Strike Business Minnesota Historical Society
1966 President Johnson Signs Bill Mandating "Truth in Packaging" Supermarket Goods Lyndon Johnson Foods and Nutrition Propaganda Business History Channel
1975 Georgia Voters Approve a State Lottery with Proceeds Earmarked for Education Georgia Politics and Elections Education Economics University of Georgia
1997 Angry Truckers Blockade French Ports France Labor BBC
2000 Black Entertainment Television (BET) Sold to Viacom for $3 Billion Television Business & Economics African American History African American Registry
2002 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Causes $20M Damage to trans-Alaska Pipeline Alaska Earthquakes Economics USGS

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