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1805 Henry Wells (Vermont-born Founder of Wells Fargo) Henry Wells Westward Expansion Wells Fargo
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1791 First Bank of the United States Opens to Serve As Fiscal Agent for the U.S. Government U.S. Government Banking Historic Firsts U.S. Treasury
1804 The Georgia Medical Society Is Incorporated in Savannah Georgia Medicine University of Georgia
1813 The British Take Command of Fort Astoria, Renaming It Fort George Great Britain Astoria, Oregon Forts War of 1812 SalemOregon.com
1899 African-American Dentist, George F Grant, Applies for a Patent of the Wooden Golf Tee Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Golf African-American Scientists & Inventors African American Registry
1900 Charles Schwab Brokers Merger Between J. P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie to Form U.S. Steel Andrew Carnegie J. P. Morgan Businesses & Corporations EconEdLink
1901 George, Charles, and Edward Parker Incorporate the Parker Brothers Game Company Massachusetts Business Leaders Parker Brothers Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1910 The "Toonerville Trolley" Streetcar Line Begins Operating Between Houston and the Suburban Community of Bellaire Houston, Texas Transportation Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1925 The World's First Motel - the ''Motel Inn'' - Opens in San Luis Obispo, California California Travel Historic Firsts Source New York Times
1941 The U.S. Seizes the French Ocean Liner Normandie France Naval History World War II The History Channel
1946 United Nations Accepts Six-block Tract of Manhattan Real Estate from John D. Rockefeller Jr The United Nations The Rockefellers New York Times
1947 United Mine Workers Withdraws from AFL Labor Unions United Mine Workers AFL-CIO New York Times
1985 President Reagan Signs the Gramm-Rudman Deficit-Reduction Bill U.S. Congress President Ronald Reagan Business & Economics Laws and Legal Resources Television News Archive
2000 Alex Rodriguez Signs 10-year $252M Contract New York City Sports Figures Baseball Business & Economics Hispanic Sports Figures CNN

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