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1842 Charles Alfred Pillsbury (New Hampshire-born Flour Miller, Food Products Manufacturer; Founder of Minnesota-based Pillsbury Corporation) New Hampshire Business Leaders Minnesota Business Foods and Nutrition Pillsbury
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1863 Florida Governor John Milton Signs the Legislative Bill Incorporating the Monticello and Thomasville Railroad Company Florida Railroads Florida Historical Society
1864 A Federal Task Force Destroys Seven Boilers and Other Equipment at a Large Salt Works Near Florida's Tampa Bay Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1885 The Dallas Morning News Buys Its Major Competitor, the Dallas Herald Dallas, Texas Journalism Business Dallas Morning News Texas State Historical Association
1901 President Theodore Roosevelt Asks Congress to Regulate Trusts President Theodore Roosevelt U.S. Congress Economics History Channel
1924 The Anton, Texas Townsite Company Sells More Than 200 Lots in the New Town Anton, Texas Housing Economics Texas State Historical Association
1929 President Hoover Declares the Nation Is Recovering from Market Crash Herbert Hoover The Great Depression History Channel
1931 The First Alka Seltzer Is Sold Drugs and Medicines Alka Seltzer Historic Firsts
1939 U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt Approves a Loan for Seattle, Washington's Yesler Terrace Public Housing Seattle, Washington President Franklin D. Roosevelt Housing Economics History Link
1946 100,000 Workers from 142 Unions Strike Against Oakland, California Businesses & Government California Union Job Actions Oakland Museum of California
1967 Luxury Train, the 20th Century Limited, Completes Its Final Run from New York City to Chicago New York City Chicago Railroad New York Times
1978 Michigan Is the First Industrial State to Enact a Beverage Container Deposit Law Michigan Government Earth and Environmental Sciences Food and Nutrition Tax Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1997 The International Monetary Fund Commits $55 Billion to Bailout the South Korean Economy Korea International Trade New York Times

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