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DECEMBER 15

1892 J. Paul Getty (Minnesota-born Billionaire Independent Oil Producer; Founder of Getty Oil Company) J. Paul Getty
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1934 Maggie Lena Walker (Virginia-born African-American Banker) Virginia Business Leaders Economics and Business African American Business Leaders Virginia Historical Society
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1886 New York Stock Exchange Sets Trading Volume Record of 1.2M Shares Markets and Investments Historic First New York Stock Exchange History Channel
1887 In Texas, the Fort Worth and Denver City Railway Runs an Excursion Train to the New Community of Cheyenne in Oldham County Oldham County, Texas Railroad Texas State Historical Asosciation
1903 Italian Italo Marchiony Is Issued U.S. Patent #746,971 for an Ice Cream Cone Mold Italian Scientists and Inventors Inventors and Inventions Foods & Nutrition Patents & Trademarks Ice Screamers
1978 The City of Cleveland, Ohio Defaults on $15.5 Million in Loans Cleveland, Ohio Economics Ohio Historical society
1995 New York Stock Exchange Sets Trading Volume Record of 652.8M Shares Markets and Investments Historic First History Channel
1996 Boeing Co. Announces Plan to Acquire McDonnell Douglas Corp. for $13.3B Business & Economics Aviation New York Times
2000 Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant is Permanently Shut Down Ukraine Chernobyl Nucelar Power Disaster CNN
Hillary Rodham Clinton Accepts $8 Million Book Deal for White House Memoirs Hillary Rodham Clinton Business & Economics Literature CNN
2001 Leaning Tower of Pisa Reopens to the Public after 10-year $27M Realignment Italy Leaning Tower of Pisa CNN

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