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DECEMBER 11

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1833 The Green Bay Intelligencer, Wisconsin's First Newspaper, Begins Publication Green Bay, Wisconsin Journalism Historic Firsts Wisconsin Historical Society
1856 The Delaware Railroad Is Opened in Seaford Seaford, Delaware Railroad State of Delaware
1862 Union Troops Occupy Fredericksburg, Virginia Virginia The Battle of Fredericksburg History Channel
1863 Union Ships Shell Confederate Salt Works in the Area of St. Andrews, Florida St. Andrews, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1886 The Colored Farmers' National Alliance and Cooperative Union Is Formed in Houston County, Texas Houston County, Texas Labor African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
1985 GE Proposes to Buy RCA, Including NBC Radio & TV Businesses & Corporations Television News Archive Television News Archive Television News Archive Television News Archive
1987 Charlie Chaplin's Trademark Cane & Bowler Are Sold at Auction in London London, England Charlie Chaplin Actors Film Business & Economics Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America
1995 Fire Destroys Malden Mills in Lawrence, Massachusetts Massachusetts Fire Safety Business Masschusetts Foundation for the Humanities
2000 Shortstop Alex Rodriguez Signs Most Lucrative Contract in Sports History: $252M with the Texas Rangers New York City Sports Figures Economics & Business Major League Baseball Latin-American Sports Figures New York Times

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