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DECEMBER 13

1844 John Henry Patterson (Ohio-born Founder of the National Cash Register Company) John Henry Patterson
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1621 The Ship Fortune Sets Sail from Plymouth, Massachusetts Laden with Goods for England Great Britain Plymouth Colony Naval History Business Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1863 Union's Roebuck Captures Confederate Sloop Carrying 16 Bags of Salt off Florida's Coast Florida Naval History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1864 Sherman's Troops Capture Georgia's Fort McAllister, Open Supply Lines Georgia Sherman's March to the Sea Forts National Park Service
1882 The Northwestern Telephone Exchange Begins Operating in Faribault, Minnesota with 40 Customers Faribault, Minnesota Telephone Minnesota Historical Society
1973 U.S. Treasury Historical Association Is Formed Official U.S. Treasury
1978 First Susan B. Anthony One-dollar Coins Are Struck for Circulation Susan B. Anthony Currencies Historic Firsts History Channel U.S. Treasury
1981 Polish Government Imposes Martial Law in a Crackdown on the Solidarity Labor Movement Poland Solidarity New York Times BBC

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