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NOVEMBER 4

1837 James Douglas (Canadian Chemist, Metallurgist, Business Leader; Namesake of Douglas, Arizona) James Douglas Douglas, Arizona Chemistry Copper Business & Economics
1841 Benjamin Franklin (B.F.) Goodrich (Oho-born Founder of B.F. Goodrich) B.F. Goodrich Automobiles B.F. Goodrich
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1846 Benjamin F. Palmer (NH) Receives First U.S. Patent for an Artificial Leg New Hampshire Scientists & Inventors Human Anatomy Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks USPAT
1862 Richard Jordan Gatling Patents His Rapid-fire Machine Gun to Be Made in Indianapolis Indianapolis North Carolina Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks USPTO
1864 Confederate Artillery Heavily Damages Johnsonville, TN Union Supply Depot Tennessee Battle of Johnsonville History Channel
1879 Thomas Elkins Patents Refrigeration Apparatus for Chilling or Cooling Food Foods & Nutrition Temperature Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks African American Registry
1880 The First Cash Register Is Patented by James and John Ritty of Dayton, Ohio Ohio Inventors & Inventions Trademarks & Patents History of Technology New York Times
1909 The First Commercially Built Airplane in the U.S. Is Assembled in Beloit, Wisconsin Beloit, Wisconsin Aviation History Business Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1927 Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus Establish Sarasota, FL As Official Winter Home Florida Ringling Brothers. Barnum and Bailey Florida Historical Society
1988 Bill and Camille Cosby Donate $20 million to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia Bill Cosby Philanthropy African-American History Health and Human Services Spelman College University of Georgia

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