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DECEMBER 8

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1824 The First Presbyterian Church in Florida Was Incorporated at St. Augustine St. Augustine, Florida Religion Naval History U.S. Military Figures University of Georgia
1863 Abraham Lincoln Issues Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction Abraham Lincoln American Civil War History Channel Lincoln Log
The First National Bank of St. Paul Is the First Minnesota Bank Chartered under the National Banking Act of 1863 St. Paul, Minnesota Economics Historic Firsts Minnesota Historical Society
1866 Clarinda, Iowa Is Incorporated Clarinda, Iowa State Historical Society of Iowa
1873 The Community of Texarkana Is Established Texas Louisiana Arkansas Official Website Texas State Historical Association
1886 Union Leaders Found the American Federation of Labor in Columbus, Ohio Ohio Labor AFL-CIO History Channel
The City of Arcadia, Florida Is Incorporated Arcadia, Florida Florida Historical Society
1896 U.S. Patent Issued to J.T. White for an Improved Lemon Squeezer Patents and Trademarks Inventors & Inventions Foods & Nutrition African-American Scientists & Inventors About.com
1931 Lloyd Espenschied and Herman Affel of AT&T Receive U.S. Patent No. 1,835,031 for Coaxial Cable Patents and Trademarks Television History of Technology
1945 Toyota Motor Company Restarts Japan's Auto Industry Producing Buses & Trucks Japan Automobiles Toyota History Channel
1985 Telethon Benefits West Virginia Flood Victims West Virginia Television West Virginia State Archive
1993 President Clinton Signs North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) Canada Mexico President Bill Clinton International Trade Historic Documents History Channel

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