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1895 John Knudsen Northrop (New Jersey-born Aviation Pioneer) New Jersey Scientists & Inventors Aviation History History of Technology Business & Economics
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1817 Salt Miners Form Trust Company to Control Production in West Virginia's Kanawha Valley West Virginia Business West Virginia Archive & History
1834 The First Public Sale of Land in the Wisconsin Territory Begins at the Mineral Point Land Office MIneral Point, Wisconsin Economics Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1864 Sherman Leaves Rome, Georgia with Orders to Destroy Everything Not Needed by Union Troops Georgia American Civil War University of Georgia
1885 Gottlieb Daimler Debuts the Worlds First Motorcycle German Scientists & Inventors Motorcycles Inventors & Inventions Historic Firsts MS Encarta
The City of Fort Meade, Florida Is Incorporated Fort Meade, Florida Florida Historical Society
1897 The Skagway, Alaska Post Office Is Established Skagway, Alaska U.S. Postal Service Alaska Historical Society
1913 American Federation of Labor (AFL) Holds 33rd Annual Convention in Seattle Washington Labor Unions AFL-CIO History Link
1933 Workers at the Hormel Meat Packing Plant in Austin, Minnesota Stage the First Sit-Down Strike in American Labor History Austin, Minnesota Farming and Agrciulture Business Labor Strikes Historic Firsts Hormel Minnesota Historical Society
1953 STAR-KIST Canned Tuna Fish Trademark Registered Trademarks and Patents Star Kist USPTO
1960 Row, Massachusetts Yankee Atomic Electric First Commercial Nuclear Plant in Operation Massachusetts Nuclear Power Historic Firsts California Energy Commission
1975 The Ore Boat Edmund Fitzgerald Vanishes in Storm on Lake Superior with Crew of 29 Naval History Storms Death State of Michigan
1983 President Reagan and Prime Minister Nakasone Hold Trade Talk in Japan Japan President Ronald Reagan International Trade History Channel
Microsoft Announces Windows 1.0 Bill Gates and Microsoft Microsoft
1997 WorldCom Inc. and MCI Communications Corp. Agree to $37B Merger Business & Economics History of Technology New York Times
2001 The World Trade Organization Approves China's Membership China World Trade Organization CNN

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