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DECEMBER 18

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1863 Federal Soldiers Destroy Salt Works Around St. Andrews Bay, Florida St. Andrews Bay, Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1878 The Last of the Vigilante Molly Maguires Irish Secret Society Is Executed in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Labor Crime Capital Punishment History Channel
1890 First Electrified Underground Railway System Officially Opens in London Great Britain Railroads Electricity & Magnetism History of Technology Historic Firsts London Underground
1900 Elijah McCoy Receives Patent for a Lubricator Elijah McCoy Inventors and Inventions African-American Inventors and Mathematicians Patent #663976 USPO
1947 Occupying Commander Douglas MacArthur Orders the Breakup of Japan's Zaibatsu Industrial Conglomerates Japanese Business Douglas MacArthur Business and Economics World War II Asian History
1971 U.S. Congress Enacts the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act Conveying over 40 Million Acres to Settle Alaska Native Land Claims Alaska U.S. Congress Native-American Heritage Historic U.S. Documents Economics Alaska Historical Society
1987 Ivan Boesky Sentenced to Two Years: Fined $100M Markets & Investments Crime Law & Legal Resources History Channel
1988 Minnesota-based Pillsbury Company Accepts a $5.7 Billion Buy-Out from British Conglomerate Grand Metropolitan PLC Minneapolis, Minnesota Business Pillsbury Minnesota Historical Society

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