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Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1801 Alexander Henry II Arrives at Minnesota's Pembina River to Begin His Trading Business Minnesota Business American Pioneers and Explorers Westward Expansion Economics and Business Minnesota Historical Society
1858 Two Overland Mail Coaches Initiate First U.S. Transcontinental Mail Service U.S. Post Office Westward Expansion Historic Firsts History Channel
1860 The California Stage Company Commences Daily Service Between Portland, Oregon and Sacramento Portland, Oregon Sacramento, California Transportation Westward Expansion
1916 British Deploy the First Tanks into Warfare at the Battle of Flers-Courcelette Great Britain World War I Historic Firsts First World
1948 The Parcel Post Zone System Is Established in Alaska Alaska USPS Historic Firsts Alaska Historical Society
1983 The First Costco Discount Warehouse Opens in Seattle, Washington Seattle, Washington Economics & Business Historic Firsts Costco HistoryLink
1990 Metro Transit Buses Begin Regular Service in the New Downtown Seattle, Washington's Transit Tunnel Seattle, Washington Transportation Historic Firsts HistoryLink

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