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Apple Contract Document Sells For Nearly $1.6 Million
2011-12-14 12:33:08

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...

2011-07-20 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion has voiced its strong opposition to a cost cutting proposal by U.S. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma that would, in the words of the Legion's national commander, "undo the good work of two decades." Sen. Coburn has introduced a proposed amendment to the fiscal year 2012 Military Construction Appropriations (MilCon/VA) Bill that would, in the Legion's opinion, possibly deny benefits to many deserving veterans who have...

2011-06-07 16:11:00

New quarter honors Olympic National Park in Washington WASHINGTON, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Join the United States Mint and the National Park Service Tuesday, June 14, for the official launch of the new quarter honoring Olympic National Park. The ceremony will take place 11 a.m. Pacific Time (PT), at City Pier in Port Angeles, Wash. Following the ceremony, there will be a coin exchange where the public can swap their cash for rolls of the new Olympic National Park...

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2005-09-09 09:53:41

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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