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8 Dec 2017
Hopi Indians used coal to create clay pottery. The Hopi Indians, who lived in southern America, were a group of Native Americans
Baltimore becomes the first state to generate streetlights with coal.
Industrial Revolution begins
The steam shovel is invented and eventually becomes instrumental in mechanizing surface coal mining.
Industrial Revolution Ends
Coal was the first source used as a fuel when creating steel.
The United Mine Workers of America is formed.
Coal Strike Begins
1000 Coal Strikes Occur
Coal becomes a popular fuel that’s used to generate electricity.
African American killed during coal strike
Congress passes and President signs into law the Energy Policy Act of 2005 that promotes increased use of coal through clean coal technologies.
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