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1884 Elizabeth Arden (Canadian-American Cosmetic Executive) Canadian Business Leaders Elizabeth Arden
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1600 Queen Elizabeth I of England Grants a Formal Charter to the London Merchants Trading to the East Indies England Queen Elizabeth I International Trade History Channel
1881 The International Cotton Exposition Closes in Atlanta, Georgia Atlanta, Georgia Economics & Business National Cotton Council of America
1935 A Patent for the Game "Monopoly" Is Received by Charles Darrow Patents and Trademarks Monopoly USPTO
1955 General Motors Is the First U.S. Corporation to Achieve More Than $1B in Annual Earnings General Motors Business Historic Firsts History Channel
1961 The Marshall Plan Expires After Distributing More Than $12 Billion in Foreign Aid The Marshall Plan World War II Cold War New York Times
1974 Private U.S. Citizens Are Allowed to Buy and Own Gold for the First Time in More Than 40 Years Gold Economics Laws and Legal Resources New York Times

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