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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1778 British Forces Take St. Lucia, West Indies from the French Britain France St. Lucia CNN
1851 Alvan Clark Patents Telescope Design with Improved Lenses Space & Astronomy Patents & Trademarks ESD Journal
1862 U.S.S. Kensington Captures Confederate Schooner, Course, Off the Florida Coast Florida American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Society
1889 Georgia Legislation Limits Work for Mill Workers to 11 Hrs/Day or 66 Hrs/Week Georgia Labor University of Georgia
1901 NABISCO Trademark Is Registered Patents & Trademarks NABISCO USPTO
1982 Space Shuttle (STS-5) Is Launched: First to Deploy Commercial Satellites Space Shuttle Business Historic Firsts NASA
1986 Sperry Rand and Burroughs Merge to Form Unisys History of  Technology Business & Economics UNISYS
1987 Vincent Van Gogh's Painting "Irises" Sells for $49 million at Auction Vincent Van Gogh Business & Economics BBC
1994 Bill Gates Anonymously Pays $30.8M at Auction for 72-page da Vinci Codex Italy Leonardo da Vinci Bill Gates Business & Economics CNN

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