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1834 Hetty Robinson Green (Massachusetts-born Investor: "The Richest Woman in America") Massachusetts Business Leaders Markets and Investments Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1969 Amanda America Dickson (Georgia-born African-American Daughter of a Plantation Owner) Georgia Business Leaders African American Business Leaders New Georgia Encylopedia African American Registry
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1864 Sherman's Union Troops Burn Factories and Mills in Griswoldville, Georgia Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea University of Georgia
1900 A U.S. Post Office Is Established in Uyak, Alaska Alaska U.S. Postal Sevice Alaska Historical Society
1924 The Steamer Merton E. Farr Strikes and Heavily Damages the Duluth-Superior Bridge Duluth, Minnesota Steamboats Bridges Minnesota Historical Society
1925 The Davis Family, Founders of Winn-Dixie, Open Their First Store in Miami, Florida Florida Business Winn-Dixie Historic Firsts Florida Historical Society
1927 6 Striking Mine Workers Are Killed in Confrontation with Columbine, Colorado Police Colorado Union Job Actions Death National Labor College
1935 Boeing's China Clipper Is the First Commercial Aircraft to Cross the Pacific Aviation History Historic Firsts NASA
1945 200,000 United Auto Workers Begin 119-day Strike Against General Motors Automobiles Union Job Actions UAW General Motors Historical Society of Michigan (pdf)
1980 87 Die in MGM Grand Hotel Fire Las Vegas Nevada Fire Safety Death New York Times
1995 Dow Jones Industrial Average Closes Above 5000 for the First Time Markets & Investments Historic Firsts New York Times
2005 General Motors Announces It Will Cut 30,000 U.S. Jobs General Motors Automobiles Business CNN

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