Samuel Slater is born, and flash floods devastate Rapid City, S.D.
Sun, Jun 09 2013 at 6:00 AM
June 9, 1768:
The man credited with bringing the Industrial Revolution to America is born in Derbyshire, England. Samuel Slater (at right) opens a mill at Pawtucket, R.I., in the 1790s
, triggering industrial progress in the new United States.
June 9, 2010:
Shell Oil agrees to pay a $15.5 million settlement in a lawsuit
that alleges the company was complicit in the executions of nine Nigerian activists who led protests against the company. Ken Saro-Wiwa and eight colleagues were hanged by the Nigerian government in 1995 on a murder charge that human rights groups say was a miscarriage of justice.
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