Return Today in the History of Business & Economics Return

DECEMBER 30

1851 Asa Griggs Candler (Georgia-born Founder of Coca Cola) Georgia Business Leaders Official Web Site Writer's Almanac University of Georgia
1866 Louis Allis (Wisconsin-born Manufacturer of Small Engines) Wisconsin Business Leaders Wisconsin Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1905 Frank Steunenberg (Governor of Idaho: Assassinated by Hit Man Hired by Members of the Western Miners Federation) Idaho Political and Social Leaders Labor Crime History Channel
Icon
Icon
1853 In Mexico City, the Gadsden Purchase Is Signed, Giving the U.S. Southern New Mexico and Arizona for $10M Mexico New Mexico Arizona Gadsden Purchase Library of Congress New Mexico Magazine
1863 Members of the Crew of the U.S.S. Pursuit Destroy Two Salt Works at the Head of Florida's St. Joseph's Bay Florida Naval Military History American Civil War Florida Historical Society
1876 The Snow Hill Salt Company of Charleston, West Virginia Is Incorporated Charleston, West Virginia Business West Virginia State Archive
1905 Former Idaho Governor Frank Steunenberg Is Assassinated by Hit Man Hired by Members of the Western Miners Federation Idaho Political and Social Leaders Labor Crime Death History Channel
1936 General Motors Workers Begin a Series of Sit-Down Strikes to Force GM's Official Recognition of the United Auto Workers Labor Job Actions General Motors UAW History Channel Michigan
1969 President Nixon Signs a Bill Cutting Individual Tax Rates 5% and Removing 9M Low-Income Americans from the Tax Roles President Richard Nixon Taxes History Channel
1986 Exxon Is the First U.S. Company to Leave South Africa in Protest of Apartheid South Africa Business Apartheid Economics Exxon South African History
1994 Britain's Last Government Coal Mines Sold in South Wales to 'Celtic Energy' Great Britain Wales Labor Business BBC

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail