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DECEMBER 10

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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1878 Jane Cazneau (New York-born Business Leader in Texas; Author) New York Business Leaders Texas Business Leaders American Business Leaders Texas State Historical Association
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1815 Successful Massachusetts Businessman Paul Cuffe Sets Sail for Sierra Leone with 38 Other African Americans Sierra Leone Paul Cuffe African-American Heritage Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1836 Emory University Is Incorporated Georgia Education Education Emory University University of  Georgia
1845 President Polk Offers to Buy New Mexico & California from Mexico Mexico California New Mexico President James K. Polk Westward Expansion History Channel
1846 African-American Inventor, Norbert Rillieux, Receives Patent 4879 for a Sugar Evaporator Norbert Rillieux Inventors and Inventions Farming & Agriculture Patent 4879 African-American Scientists & Inventions African American Heritage
1863 Troops from the Union Steamer Bloomer Destroy a Salt Works Near Florida's St. Andrews Sound Florida American Civil War Florida Historical Society
Seattle, Washington's First Newspaper, The Seattle Gazette, Is Published Seattle, Washington Journalism Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1864 The USS O.H. Lee Captures the British Blockade Runner Sort Off Florida's Anclote Key Great Britain Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1878 The Northwestern Telephone Exchange Company of Minneapolis Is Organized, with 53 Subscribers Minneapolis, Minnesota Telephone Minnesota Historical Society
1879 The New York and Texas Land Company Is Formed Owning 5.5 Million Acres Extending into 51 Counties Texas New York Business Texas State Historical Association
1915 Ford Produces the One-Millionth Model T Automobiles Ford Motor Company History Channel
1930 Eastern Airlines Establishes Air Service Between Atlanta and New York Atlanta, Georgia New York City Aviation History University of  Georgia
1941 Japanese Land 4,000 Troops on the Philippine Islands, Sink Two British Warships and Seize the U.S. Possession of Guam Japan The Philippines Great Britain Guam Naval Military History World War II History Channel
1958 A National Airlines Boeing 707 Transports 111 People Aboard the First U.S. Domestic Passenger Jet Flight from New York City to Miami New York City Miami, Florida Aviation History Historic Firsts New York Times
1970 Geneticist Norman Borlaug Receives the Nobel Peace Prize for Stating the Green Revolution Providing Affordable Food to the Third-World Iowa Scientists & Mathematicians Genetics Foods & Nutrition 1970 Nobel Peace Prize Minnesota Historical Society

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