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DECEMBER 28

1810 Thomy Lafon (New Orleans-born African-American Business Leader, Philanthropist) New Orleans Business Leaders Business Philanthropy African-American Business Leaders African American Registry
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1784 Empress of China, the First American Ship to Go to China, Begins Its Return from Guangzhou China Naval History International Trade Historic Firsts Asian History
1863 Voters in Troy Township, Michigan Approve a Tax to Pay $100 to Men Volunteering to Join the Union Army Michigan Economics American Civil War State of Michigan
1869 The Knights of Labor Union of Tailors in Philadelphia Holds the First Labor Day Ceremonies in American History Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Labor Historic Firsts History Channel
1904 Falling Cotton Prices Cause Georgia Farmers to Burn 2M Bales in an Effort to Raise Market Prices Farming & Agriculture Business University of Georgia
1925 Florida Power and Light Company Is Incorporated Florida Business Electricity Business Florida Power and Light Company Florida Historical Society
1926 The First Producing Oil Well in Ector County, Texas Is Brought in on the W. E. Connell Ranch Ector County, Texas Business Historic Firsts Texas State Historical Association
1957 The 2,000,000th Volkswagen Is Built German Business Automotives Volkswagen History Channel
1972 The John Henry Statue Is Erected at Talcott, West Virginia West Virginia Railroad Labor West Virginia

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