Monday, August 02, 2010

This Day in Financial History

1922 – Alexander Graham Bell, Scottish-born Canadian inventor of one form of the telephone, passed away

2007 Half Million Chinese Made Toys Recall By Fisher Price, division of the Mattel group.

1995 Due to the threat of Hurricane Erin, all Walt Disney World theme parks opened late at 11:00 AM.

1937 – The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed.

1909 The first Lincoln penny was issued.

1835 – Elisha Gray, American inventor and entrepreneur, was born

1790 – The first US Census is conducted.

1610 – Henry Hudson sails into what it is now known as Hudson Bay thinking he had made it through the Northwest Passage and reached the Pacific Ocean.

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