1795 – Charles Morgan, born this year. He was a U.S. railroad and shipping magnate. He ran the Louisiana and Texas Railroad and Steamship Company. It was Morgan & Garrison, the business partnership of him and C.K. Garrison, who were the recipients of the brief and now very famous letter: "Gentlemen: You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you. Yours truly, Cornelius Vanderbilt."
1878 – Died this year.