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This Month in Business History


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 Computer, Inc.

Apple Computer, 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.

Dolores Huerta, Labor Activist Born

Dolores Huerta, one of the most influential Hispanics of the 20th century, is recognized for her work as a community organizer, labor activist, civil rights leader, and advocate for social, economic, and environmental justice.

A. Philip Randolph, Labor & Civil Rights Activist Born

A. Philip Randolph (1889-1979) was an American labor unionist, civil rights activist, and socialist politician. Activist Bayard Rustin stated, “No individual did more to help the poor, the dispossessed and the working class in the United States and around the world than A. Philip Randolph”.