Jun 18, 1923: Checker Cab produces first taxi at Kalamazoo factory

On June 18, 1923, the first Checker Cab rolls off the line at the Checker Cab Manufacturing Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Morris Markin, founder of Checker Cab, was born in Smolensk, Russia, and began working when he was only 12 years old. At 19, he immigrated to the United States and moved to Chicago, where […]

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Some Key Dates in the History of IBM

By The Associated Press June 16, 2011 (AP) Key dates in the history of IBM: —1911: The company that would later become IBM is formed as the Computing Tabulating Recording Co. —1914: Thomas Watson Sr., a former executive at National Cash Register Co., joins the company. Watson becomes the company’s guiding force over the next […]

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Summary Box: 100 Years of “Think” at IBM

Summary Box: 100 Years of “Think” at IBM By The Associated Press June 16, 2011 (AP) THE MILESTONE: International Business Machines Corp. turns 100 on Thursday. THE CONTRIBUTIONS: Everyday tasks of technology, such as computer storage drives, bar codes used in supermarkets and the magnetic stripes on the back of credit cards. THE FUTURE: While […]

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Stock Correction May Have Much Further to Go

June 16, 2011 Eric Parnell http://seekingalpha.com/article/275284-stock-correction-may-have-much-further-to-go The stock market is vastly overvalued. While much has been made over the last few weeks about the current market correction, it’s merely a scratch on the surface when put into perspective. Sure we’re down 8%, but we’re still above the levels from just a few months ago in […]

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Harlem Teen Killed After Argument

By Sean Gardiner and Alison Fox JUNE 15, 2011, 1:36 PM ET http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2011/06/15/harlem-teen-killed-after-argument/tab/print/ A 15-year-old Manhattan boy who had survived a shooting just seven months ago was shot and killed on a the sidewalk outside the Peaceful Valley community garden in East Harlem late Tuesday night. Family members said that Juan Otero was heading to […]

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