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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
2006 Milton Friedman (New York City-born 1976 Nobel Laureate for Economics) Milton Friedman Economists 1976 Nobel Laureate for Economics
1776 3,000 Hessian Mercenary Soldiers Capture Long Island's Fort Washington New York Revolutionary War Forts History Channel
1821 Indian Trader, William Becknell, Arrives in Santa Fe, New Mexico from Independence, Missouri Santa Fe, New Mexico Independence, Missouri William Becknell Westward Expansion Business & Economics History Channel New Mexico Magazine
1841 New York City's Napoleon Guerin Granted First U.S. Patent for a Life Preserver New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Historic Firsts Center for Technology and Society
1889 In Hawaii, Oahu Railway and Land Company Begins Moving Inland Food Products to Port Hawaii Railroads Library of Congress
1897 Iowa's First RFD Postal Service Begins at Morning Sun Iowa U.S. Postal Service Historic Firsts Iowa
In Florida, the First Edition of the Kissimmee Valley Gazette Is Published Florida Journalism Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1914 Twelve Federal Reserve Banks Are Opened Across the Country Federal Reserve Banks Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago History Channel U.S. Treasury
1926 The South Texas Chamber of Commerce Is Established Texas Business Texas State Historical Association
1933 Under Secretary of Treasury, Dean Acheson, Resigns Protesting FDR's Gold/Currency Policies Franklin Roosevelt Gold Economics U.S. Treasury
1982 NFL and Players Union Reach Agreement Ending 57-day Strike Football NFL Labor and Labor Day New York Times

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