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1851 Charles Henry Dow (Connecticut-born Journalist, Economist) Charles Henry Dow Journalism Markets & Investments
1893 Edsel Ford (Only Child of Henry and Clara Ford; President of the Ford Motor Company at the Age of 26) Michigan Business Leaders Henry Ford State of Michigan
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1792 President Washington Declares an End to U.S. Coin Shortage with the Striking of the First Half-Dime Coins President Washington Currency Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1862 U.S.S. Octorara Captures Confederate Schooner, Elia Reed, Off the Coast of Florida Florida American Civil War Naval Military History Florida State Historical Society
1874 In Northfield, Minnesota, St. Olaf College Is Incorporated Northfield, Minnesota Education St. Olaf College Minnesota Historical Society
1876 The United States Secret Service Thwarts an Attempt to Rob President Lincoln's Grave Springfield, Illinois U.S. Secret Service President Lincoln Lincoln's Tomb U.S. Treasury
1908 Seattle's First Italian-Language Newspaper Is Published Italy Seattle, Washington Immigration Journalism HistoryLink
1928 Colonel Jacob Schick Patents the First Electric Razor Patents and Trademarks Inventors and Inventions Historic Firsts USPTO
1940 An Entire City Block of McCarthy, Alaska Is Destroyed by Fire, Including the Post Office and a Hotel McCarthy, Alaska Fire Alaska Historical Society
1956 Iowa Voters Approve a Bonus for Veterans of the Korean War Iowa Voting Economics Korean War State Historical Society of Iowa
1963 Production Begins of $1 Federal Reserve Notes with the Motto In God We Trust Currency Religion Separation of Church and State Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1986 Alfa Romeo Is Bought by Fiat Business Automobiles Alfa Romeo Fiat History Channel
General Motors Leaves South Africa South African Business Automobiles Business General Motors South African History

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