On January 24th, 1984, the Apple Macintosh went on sale for the first time.
More History & Quotes
A thought for the day: Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure. -- German philosopher Meister Eckhart
On this date in history:
In 1931, gangster Al Capone was convicted of income tax evasion. It took jurors four days to decide whether the mobster had cheated the Internal Revenue Service out of $215,000.
Those born on this day include:
- Jupiter Hammon, America's first published black poet, in 1711
- Pope John Paul I in 1912
- playwright Arthur Miller in 1915
- actor Rita Hayworth in 1918
Today is Saturday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021 with 75 to follow.
The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn and Uranus. Evening stars are Jupiter, Neptune, Saturn, Uranus and Venus.
On October 17th, 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
A thought for the day: If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert. -- Israeli Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion