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DECEMBER 26

1873 Norman Angell (English Economist; 1933 Nobel Laureate for Peace) English Political and Social Leaders Economics League of Nations 1933 Nobel Laureate for Peace
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1908 Claus Spreckels (German-American Sugar Magnate) German Business Leaders California Business Leaders Food and Nutrition Business LearnCalifornia
1987 Pauline G. Fiore (Madison Wisconsin Business Leader) Madison Wisconsin American Business Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
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1833 Opposing President Andrew Jackson, Kentucky Senator Henry Clay Speaks Out in Favor of the Bank of the United States Kentucky Political and Social Leaders Henry Clay U.S. Senate President Andrew Jackson Economics History Channel
1864 President Lincoln Telegraphs Congratulations to General Sherman on His Capture of Savannah, Georgia Savannah, Georgia General Sherman President Abraham Lincoln Telegraph American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1865 James H. Nason of Franklin, Massachusetts Receives a Patent for a Coffee Percolator Massachusetts Scientists & Inventors Inventors & Inventions Patents & Trademarks New York Times
1874 Joseph McComb Leads a Party Out From Fort Griffin on the First Commercial Buffalo Hunt in Texas Texas Business Buffalo Business Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Society
1886 Tacoma Light and Water Co. Illuminates the City's Streets for the First Time Tacoma, Washington Electricity Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1917 Woodrow Wilson Announces the Nationalization of Most U.S. Railroads under the Federal Possession and Control Act President Woodrow Wilson American Presidents Railroads World War I History Channel
1933 The Nissan Motor Company Is Organized in Tokyo Under the Name Dat Jidosha Seizo Co. Tokyo, Japan Automotives Nissan History Channel
New York Radio Pioneer, Edwin Armstrong, Is Granted a Patent for a Two-Path FM Radio New York Scientists & Inventors Radio Inventoors & Inventions Patents and Trademarks USPTO
1936 The Ohio Legislature Enacts a Law to Provide Unemployment Insurance for the State's Workers Ohio Government Labor Great Depression Law Ohio Historical Society
1943 German Battle Cruiser Scharnhorst Is Sunk by British Warships in the Arctic The Arctic Great Britain Nazi Germany Naval Military History World War II History Channel Historic UK
Floyd M. Edwards of Kalamazoo Is Michigan's First World War II Veteran to Take Advantage of the "G.I. Bill of Rights" Kalamazoo, Michigan Consumer Economics Veterans World War II Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1966 China's People's Daily Editorial Calls for the Extension of the Cultural Revolution to Rid China of Capitalists Cultural Revolution Economics Human Rights/Civil Rights Cold War Asian History

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