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1822 Eberhard Faber (German Pencil Manufacturer) German Business Leaders Business Florida Historical Association
1863 Charles Martin Hall (Ohio-born Chemist Who Developed a Cost-effective Process for the Production of Aluminum) Charles Martin Hall Chemistry Aluminum Business & Economics
1889 Robert W. Woodruff (Georgia-born President of Coca-Cola) Georgia Business Leaders Business Coca-Cola University of  Georgia
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1879 Erastus Bigelow (Massachusetts-born Father of the American Carpet Industry) Massachusetts Business Leaders American Business Leaders Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
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1862 Florida's Suspends the Collection of Taxes in Counties under Union Control Florida The American Civil War Taxes Florida Historical Association
1864 U.S.S. Sunflower Captures Confederate Sloop Pickwick Along Florida's Gulf Coast Florida The American Civil War Naval History Florida Historical Association
1907 361 Miners Are Killed in West Virginia's Monongah Coal Mine Disaster Monongah Coal Mine Disaster Labor Death History Channel West Virginia State Archive
1924 Seattle's Olympic Hotel Opens Washington HistoryLink
1932 Richard P. Spikes Receives Patent #1,889,814 for an Automatic Gear Shift Automobiles Inventors & Invention Patents & Trademarks African-American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1957 Teamsters Expelled from AFL-CIO Labor Unions AFL-CIO International Brotherhood of the Teamsters New York Times
1994 Orange County, California Declares Bankruptcy California Investments & Markets Official Website History Channel

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