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DECEMBER 25

1887 Conrad Hilton (New Mexico-born Businessman; Founder of Hilton Hotels) New Mexico Business Leaders Hilton Hotels Biography.com
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1241 Mongol Forces Capture Budapest, Hungary Hungary Asian History
1773 The East India Company Ship Polly Loaded with Tea from England Is Turned Back at Philadelphia England Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Naval History Taxes American Revolution State of Delaware
1830 The First Regularly Scheduled U.S. Passenger Train Begins Operation Out of Charleston, South Carolina Along a 6-mile Track Charleston, South Carolina Railroads Historic Firsts Library of Congress
1907 The Yakima Valley Transportation Company Operates Its First Electric Trolley Over a 3-mile Line in North Yakima (Now Yakima). Yakima, Washington Transportation Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1928 The Pocahontas Theater Opens in Welch, West Virginia Welch, West Virginia Stage and Theater Christmas Historic Firsts West Virginia State Archive

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