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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1999 Robert A. Swanson (New York City-born co-Founder of Genentech Corporation) New York City Business Leaders Genentech
1803 The Louisiana Territory is Transferred from Spain to France Spain France Louisiana Louisiana Purchase Louisiana State Museum
1836 The Wisconsin Territorial Legislature Approves the Incorporation of the Bank of Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wisconsin Economics Wisconsin Historical Society
1853 Russian Fleet Destroys the Turkish Fleet at the Battle of Sinope Russia Turkey Naval History Crimean War Victorian Web
1858 John Landis Mason Receives U.S. Patent #22186 for the Mason Jar Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions McClung Museum USPTO
1889 African-American Inventor, S.R. Scratton, Patents a Curtain Rod Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors Indiana University
1897 African-American Inventor, J.A. Sweeting, Patents Cigarette Rolling Device Patents & Trademarks Inventors & Inventions African-American Scientists & Inventors St. Louis Public Library
1901 Monsanto Incorporates Indiana University Chemistry Business & Economics
Henry Ford Incorporates a Company That Becomes the Cadillac Division of GM Henry Ford Cadillac Business & Economics State of Michigan
1904 The City of Dania, Florida Is Incorporated Dania Beach, Florida Florida Historical Society
1968 West Virginia's Consolidated Coal Company's #9 Mine Is Sealed, Ten Days After Deadly Explosion West Virginia West Virginia Archives
1999 40,000 Demonstrators Disrupt 135-nation Trade Gathering in Seattle Washington State International Trade New York Times

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