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DECEMBER 19

1849 Henry Clay Frick (Pennsylvania-born Businessman; Benefactor of New York City's Frick Museum) Pennsylvania Business Leaders Frick Museum Writer's Almanac
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1793 Georgia Legislation Places a 50 Tax on Any Slave Imported from Outside the State Georgia Slavery Economics University of Georgia
1813 British Capture New York's Fort Niagara New York Great Britain Fort Niagara War of 1812 Library of Congress
1819 State Legislation Prohibits Free Blacks from Purchasing or Acquiring Real Estate in Georgia Georgia Economics Law and Legal Resources African-American Heritage University of Georgia
1864 Federal Troops Destroy a Supply Depot, Bridges and Miles of Railroad Track Near Pollard, Florida Florida American Civil War Florida
1871 Mark Twain Receives First of His Three Patents for Suspenders Mark Twain Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks Center for Technology and Society
Alabama State Legislature Incorporates the City of Birmingham Birmingham, Alabama Alabama Archives
Albert Jones (New York City) Receives a Patent for Corrugated Paper (Cardboard) New York City Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks
1890 The Texas Towns of Lubbock and Monterey Consolidate Texas Texas State Historical Association
1899 Webster County, WV Approves Funds for Railroad Between Palmer Junction - Webster Springs Webster County, West Virginia Railroad Economics West Virginia Archives
1957 British Airways Initiates Its First London - New York Scheduled Passenger Service Great Britain New York City Aviation History Historic Firsts British Airways
1962 In Alaska, a Fire Causes $300,000 Damage to the Cape Lisburne Air Force Station Alaska Fire Alaska Historical Society
1966 The Asian Development Bank Begins Operations Economics Asia Development Bank U.S. Treasury
1971 Workers Receive 37% Raise & Unions $1.5M Damages in Settlement of 9-yr Florida Railroad Strike Florida Railroad Labor Actions Economics Florida
1979 Senate Approves $1.5B Bailout of Chrysler U.S. Senate Automobiles Business & Economics EconEdLink
1983 Six-week Greyhound Bus Strike Is Settled Labor Job Actions Business & Economics History Channel

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