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Feb. 15, 1934
U.S. legislators pass the Civil Works Emergency Relief Act, providing funds for the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, which funneled money to states plagued by Depression-era poverty and unemployment, and oversaw the subsequent distribution and relief efforts. Union Communication Services

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UPS Tries Arming Its Drivers With an Octocopter Drone
Posted On: Feb 22, 2017
Feb. 22, 2017 | TECHNOLOGY | United Parcel Service Inc. sees a day when your latest purchase may be dropped off not by a brown-clad delivery driver, but by an octocopter drone. The world’s largest courier took a step closer to that future Monday launching an unmanned aerial vehicle from the roof of a UPS truck about a quarter-mile to a blueberry farm outside Tampa, Florida. The drone dropped off a package at a home on the property and returned to the truck, which had moved about 2,000 feet. The test shows how UPS is looking to drones as a way to cut costs… bloomberg.com
 
 
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