The inauguration ceremony on Monday coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year also marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.
Only two people bid on the rare document and they were on the phone. The winner, David Rubenstein, loves American history and appreciates documents of freedom.
Taxpayers get an extra three days to file their federal tax returns this year, and they can thank the nation’s capital for the extra time.
James Naismith wrote the 13 rules nearly 119 years ago. The physical education instructor invented basketball as a winter activity for a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.
A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million.