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Apple Computer Founded
It's Tax Time
The Beginning of the U.S. Mint
Birth of John Pierpoint Morgan


    Apple Computer, Inc. Founded

Early Apple Computer

Apple Computers, Inc. was founded on April 1, 1976, by college dropouts Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who brought to the new company a vision of changing the way people viewed computers.

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Caption: left:
Early Apple computer
Photo taken by rebelpilot (rebelpilot's Flickr Site)
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It's tax time!

That reminds me, did you file our tax return Wife's comment while watching television show showing man in jail

While this history of the Unite States income tax is traced to the 16th Amendment which was passed by Congress on July 2, 1909, and ratified February 3, 1913 most people associate the income tax with the filing date of April 15th.

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Left:
"That reminds me, did you file our tax return?"
Wife's comment while watching television show showing man in jail.
from the Caroline and Erwin Swann Collection of Caricature & Cartoon (Library of Congress)
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-84088

The Beginning of the United States Mint

April 2, 1792 marks the day that the legislation creating the United States Mint was signed.

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Right:
[First U.S. Mint]
Richards, F. De B. (Frederick De Bourg), photographer
[between 1850 and 1860]
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-39948
 [First U.S. Mint] Photograph shows a street level view of the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

J. P. Morgan

Morgan, J.P., portrait painting

On April 17, 1837, a titan of American business and finance, John Pierpoint Morgan was born.

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Left:
Morgan, J.P., portrait painting
1935 Sept. or Oct.
Baca-Flor, Carlos, 1869-1941, artist
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
Reproduction number: LC-G412-T01-9271-013
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