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NOVEMBER 17

1906 Soichiro Honda (Japanese Founder of Honda Motors) Japan Automobiles
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1829 In Florida, the Bank of Marianna Is Chartered Marianna, Florida Economics Florida Historical Society
1891 Emile Berliner Is Issued a Patent for a Combined Telegraph and Telephone Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Telegraph Telephone USPTO
1931 The Delta Drilling Company Is Founded in Longview, Texas Texas Business Texas State Historical Association
1957 The Kaiser Aluminum Plant in Ravenswood, West Virginia Produces Its First Aluminum in the Ohio River Valley WV Aluminum Business West Virginia Archives
1970 U.S. Patent Is Issued to Douglas Engelbart for the Computer Mouse Douglas Engelbart History of Computer Technology Patents, Trademarks & Copyrights MIT
1986 Head of Renault Car Company, Georges Besse, Is Assassinated in Paris Paris, France Automobiles Crime Death BBC
1993 U.S. House Passes North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) U.S. Congress International Trade CNN

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