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Business History for the Week of June 11

Mechanical energy fuels inventions. Mental energy fuels the ideas behind the inventions. And all come together to move society forward in seamless synchronicity. These are some events of significance in business history this week. June 11, 1895 Fill it up! Charles E. Duryea receives the first U.S. patent granted to an American inventor for a gasoline-driven automobile. June 12, 1987 “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” President Ronald Reagan boldly urges unification for West & East Germany to Mikhail Gorbachev, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. When the Berlin Wall did finally
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