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This Month in Business History

April

Bil Canfield. "That reminds me, did you file our tax return?" 1969. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Income Tax Day

While the history of the United 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.


Banker J. P. Morgan Born

On April 17, 1837, a titan of American business and finance, John Pierpoint Morgan was born. Read about J.P. Morgan's life and legacy.


The Founding of Apple Computers, Inc.

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.


United States Mint Founded

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