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DECEMBER 16

1843 Josephine Shaw Lowell (Massachusetts-born Philanthropist, Social Reformer Who Helped Create Modern Programs for the Poor and Needy) Massachusetts Political and Social Leaders Philanthropy
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1773 The Sons of Liberty Dump 342 Cases of Tea into Boston Harbor to Protest Tea Tax The Boston Tea Party Colonial Massachusetts Taxes The American Revolution Historic UK History Channel
1835 New York City Fire Destroys 600 Buildings New York City Fire Safety City University of New York New York Historical Society
1836 The Republic of Texas Charters the Texas Railroad, Navigation, and Banking Company Republic of Texas Railroad Economics Texas State Historical Society
1861 Georgia Legislation Allows Married Women to Have Bank Accounts of Less Than $1000 Separate From Their Husbands Georgia Government Women Economics Law and Legal Resources University of Georgia
1884 Minnesota Machinist William H. Fruen Is Issued the First U.S. Patent for a Coin-Operated Liquid-Dispensing Vending Machine Massachusetts Scientists and Inventors Inventors and Inventions Patents and Trademarks Minnesota Historical Society
The New Orleans Exposition Opens through May 31, 1885 New Orleans Business Kansas State Library Arkansas History Commission
1935 In Lower Manhattan, Fire Ravages the Inside of the Merchants' Exchange New York City Markets & Investments Fire Safety New York Stock Exchange History Channel
The Movie "A Tale of Two Cities" Is Registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Film Patents and Trademarks Internet Movie Database USPTO
1936 The Ohio Legislature Enacts an Unemployment Compensation Law to Provide Unemployment Insurance for Workers Ohio Business Labor Business Law Ohio Historical Society
1949 Swedish Automaker SAAB Produces Its First Motorcar Swedish Business Automotives SAAB Historic Firsts History Channel
1955 England's Queen Elizabeth II Inaugurates New Buildings at Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport Queen Elizabeth II Aviation Business and Economics BBC
1977 England's Queen Elizabeth II Formally Opens an Underground Link to Heathrow Airport Heathrow Airport London Underground Queen Elizabeth II Aviation Business and Economics BBC
1978 Cleveland, Ohio Is the First U.S. City Since the Great Depression to Default on Loans Cleveland, Ohio Economics History Channel

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