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Sotheby's auction house recently sold the original three-page document that served as the contract among Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne to establish Apple Computer on April 1st, 1976 for nearly $1.6 million. The auction took place on Tuesday and the document was expected to go for between $100,000 and $150,000. Sotheby's auction of "fine books and manuscripts" includes over 350 separate lots, including a 1733 map of America and a 1789 letter from George Washington. The...
The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) is a beetle which has an average length of one-quarter inch (6 millimeters). The insect crossed the Rio Grande near Brownsville, Texas to enter the United States from Mexico in 1892 and reached southeastern Alabama in 1915. It remains the most destructive cotton pest in North America. By the mid 1920s it had entered all cotton growing regions in the U.S. On December 11, 1919, the citizens of Enterprise, Alabama erected a monument to the boll weevil, the...
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