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1929 Berry Gordy, Jr. (Detroit-born African-American Founder of Mo-town Record: Member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame) Berry Gordy, Jr. African-American Business Leaders Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
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1882 Alexander Faribault (Wisconsin-born Indian Trader; Namesake of Faribault, Minnesota) Wisconsin Business Leaders Faribault, Minnesota Business and Economics Faribault, Minnesota Minnesota Historical Society
1684 New Mexico Loses Any Claim to the El Paso Area in Boundary Dispute Settlement with Nueva Vizcaya (northern Mexico) Mexico New Mexico El Paso, Texas New Mexico Magazine
1821 Panamá's Gains Its Independence from Spain Panamá Spain U.S. Department of State Panamá Tours
1849 The First Issue of the "Santa Fe New Mexican" Rolls Off the Press New Mexico Media Journalism Historic Firsts Santa Fe New Mexican New Mexico Magazine
1882 Screwmen's Benevolent Association Protests the Hiring of African Americans in Texas Texas Labor African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1884 Northern Pacific Railroad Establishes the Town of Pasco, Washington Washington Railroad History Link
1905 The ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda Trademark Is Registered Trademarks & Patents Arm & Hammer USPTO
1912 Albania's Vlorë Proclamation Declares the Country's Independence Albania Radio Iliria Canada
1931 The Passenger Steamer Alameda of the Alaska Steamship Company Is Gutted by Fire at Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Alaska Steamboats Fire Alaska Historical Society
1942 Fire Destroys the Cocoanut Grove Nightclub in Boston, Killing Nearly 500 People Boston Fire Safety Death New York Times
1960 Mauritania Gains Its Independence from France Mauritania France CIA
A "Nor'easter" Produces 20-40' Waves Flooding the Streets in Grand Marais, Minnesota; Washing Thousands of Cords of Pulpwood into Lake Superior. Grand Marais, Minnesota Storms Floods Minnesota Historical Society

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