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NOVEMBER 19

1938 Ted Turner (Ohio-born Media Mogul) Ted Turner Television
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1883 Tater Hill Bluff, Florida Is Renamed Arcadia and Receives Its First U.S. Post Office Arcadia, Florida U.S. Postal Service Florida Historical Society
1901 Granville Woods Is Granted a Patent for a Third Rail Electrified Railway Granville Woods Railroad Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks African American Scientists & Inventors USPTO
1916 The Goldwyn Company Forms Film Business & Economics History Channel
1927 The First Sears, Roebuck and Company Store Opens in Jacksonville, Florida Jacksonville, Florida Business Sears Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1944 President Franklin Roosevelt Announces a 6th War Loan Drive to Immediately Raise $14 Billion for the War President Franklin Roosevelt Economics World War II History Channel
1945 Super Value Groceries Receives Minnesota's First Shipment of Air-Freighted Vegetables Minnesota Food Aviation History Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1954 The First Automatic Toll Collection Machine Is Placed in Service at the Union Toll Plaza on New Jersey's Garden State Parkway New Jersey Transportation Economics Historic Firsts Garden State Parkway History Channel
1959 Ford Motor Company Ceases Production of the Edsel Ford Motor Company Automobiles New York Times
1973 Georgia Drops the Speed Limit on Its Highways to 55 mph in Response to the Arab Oil Embargo Georgia Transportation International Trade Middle East History University of Georgia
1994 Seven Jackpot Winners Share the 7M Prize from Britain's First Lottery Great Britain Economics Historic Firsts BBC

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