On This Day in 1981

The IBM Personal Computer, commonly known as the IBM PC, is the original version of the IBM PC compatible hardware platform. It is IBM model number 5150 and was introduced on August 12, 1981.

On This Day in 1984: My Fellow Americans

While preparing for a scheduled radio address from his vacation home in California, President Reagan joked with those present about outlawing and bombing Russia. This joke was not broadcast live, but was recorded and later leaked to the public.

On This Day in 1782

The Order of the Purple Heart, the oldest American military decoration for military merit, is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy. It is also awarded to soldiers who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.

Coastline America

Did you know that 29.1% of the total U.S. population – about 94.7 million people – lived in coastline counties in 2017? That’s a 15.3% growth since 2000.