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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1665 The First Newspaper, The London Gazette, Is Published British History Journalism Historical Firsts University of Rochester
1832 New York City's First Horse-drawn Streetcar Put into Service New York City Historic Firsts New York Times
1860 The First Telegraph Service Reaches Minneapolis, Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Telegraph Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1863 Confederate Ships Capture Two Union Coal Schooners Near Florida, Destroy One by Fire Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1914 The First Dodge Is Produced Dodge Business Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1938 In Alaska, the Copper River and Northwestern Railroad Discontinues Operations from Cordova to Kennecott Alaska Railroad Alaska Historical Society
1945 Tony Hulman Buys Indianapolis Motor Speedway Indianapolis Motor Speedway Auto Racing Business & Economics ESPN
1960 Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Is Created World History Energy Business California Energy Commission
1972 Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes above 1,000 for First Time Markets & Investments NYSE Historic Firsts New York Times
1973 IRA Gang Convicted of London Bombings Great Britain Terrorism Law and Legal Resources BBC
Britain's Princess Anne Marries Commoner, Captain. Mark Phillip British History British Monarchy BBC
Patent Is Granted for Scotchguard Carpet Treatment Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Scotchguard USPTO
1982 Polish Authorities Release Labor Leader, Lech Walesa, After 11 Months of Internment Lech Walesa Labor Unions History Channel
1986 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Kills 15 in Taiwan Taiwan Earthquakes Death USGS
Ivan Boesky Confesses to Illegal Stock Trading Activity Markets & Investments Crime History Channel

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