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1866-12-03 - Paid fire dept replaces volunteer companies
1912-05-18 - Maurits Binger establishes 2 Dutch movie companies
1924-05-11 - Mercedes-Benz is formed by Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz merging the two companies.
1938-03-18 - Pres Cardena of Mexico nationalizes US & British oil companies
1941-03-14 - Nazi occupiers of Holland forbid Jewish owned companies
1965-03-19 - Indonesia nationalizes all foreign oil companies
1971-02-24 - Algeria nationalizes French oil companies
1982-01-08 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of 22 Bell System companies
1984-01-01 - AT&T's 22 owned Bell system companies divests into 8 companies
1992-03-13 - FCC rules companies can own 30 AM & 30 FM stations (formerly 12)
1995-12-13 - US Federal Court votes that Cable companies must carry local stations
1998-09-14 - Telecommunications companies MCI Communications and WorldCom complete their $37 billion merger to form MCI WorldCom.
2002-10-27 - The ITV Network aired a constant regional service for the last time in England and Wales, but LWT lost its identity completely. All companies (except UTV, Channel, Scottish TV & Grampian TV) formed the national ITV1 with regional references only before regional programmes.
2008-09-07 - The US Government takes control of the two largest largest mortgage financing companies in the US, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
2008-09-21 - Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
2012-08-08 - China announces that it plans to close 23 rare earth mines and up to 50 smelting companies
2012-10-29 - Publishing companies Penguin and Random House merge to form the world's largest publisher