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DECEMBER 4

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1850 The First Issue of the Portland Oregonian Hits Newsstands Portland, Oregon Journalism Historic Firsts Portland Oregonian SalemOregon.com
1860 A Telegraph Office Opens in St. Anthony (Now Southeast Minneapolis), Minnesota Minneapolis, Minnesota Telegraph Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1864 Blockade Runner Peep O'Day Is Captured by Boats from USS Pursuit Near Florida's Indian River Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1928 The Golden Gate Bridge and Highway District Is Formed to Design, Construct and Finance the Golden Gate Bridge Califorrnia Business The Golden Gate Bridge Bridges Business LearnCalifornia
In Reagan County, Texas, Carl Cromwell Drills the World's Deepest Oil Well: 8,525 Feet Reagan County, Texas Economics Texas State Historical Association
1855 The St. Paul, Minnesota City Council Establishes the City's First Professional Fire Department, Succeeding a Volunteer Hook and Ladder Company St. Paul, Minnesota Fire Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1952 Walter Reuther Is Elected President of the CIO Walter Reuther Labor Elections AFL-CIO History Channel
1964 Florida's Nova Southeastern University Is Incorporated Florida Education Education NOVA University Florida Historical Society
1991 Pan American World Airways Ceases Operations Businesses & Economics Aviation History Television News ArchiveC
2003 President George W Bush Withdraws Punitive Steel Tax to Avoid a Trade War with Europe European History International Trade Tax BBC

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