The contract that created Apple Computers was sold at an auction in New York on Tuesday, just one of a number of documents planned to be auction. Expected to fetch $150,000, the contract sold for a final big of $1,350,000. With fees, the final price was just shy of $1.6 million.
After the Bolshevik Revolution, communist leaders in Russia solved the urban housing crisis by seizing the luxury apartments of the rich and turning them into communal housing projects, the kommunalka. Each family got a room and then all the families, three, four, five of them, shared the kitchen and bathrooms. Some older Russians miss those times.
Harry Morgan, well-known as the actor who portrayed Col. Sherman T. Potter on the long-running TV show MASH, died on Wednesday at age 96.
As the United States geared up to fight World War II, it forced many Japanese Americans into internment camps. But some of those Japanese Americans decided they'd rather fight to defend the United States, despite being treated like supporters of the enemy.
As critics pound the euro as the source of their economic problems, and others worry about how its loss could be devastating, many say that the loss of the euro would have another profound effect: a major erosion of the still developing sense of European identity.
Almost 70 years ago, on Wednesday, the Japanese launched a surprise attack on the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor. It launched a war that Jeffrey Record says the Japanese never had any hope of winning.
In Koblenz, Germany, half the town had to be evacuated while bomb disposal experts worked to make safe a massive, World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Rhine River. Nearly 50,000 people had to leave their homes during the ultimately successful effort.
Drug makers 50 years ago finally removed the drug thalidomide from the market as evidence mounted that it caused terrible birth defects, especially in Europe. But for an alert, determined FDA employee, it could have been as bad or worse in the United States.
The 21st century race to create a zero-emissions vehicle mimics the scramble to develop engine technology in the 1900s.
Just a few months before his assassination, John F. Kennedy made the first trip by a sitting U.S. President to Ireland. For an Irish Catholic, it was a bit of a homecoming. The Irish greeted him as their hero.