On Jan. 24, 1984, the first Apple Macintosh computer went on sale. Earlier this month, Apple, Inc.’s value on the stock exchange rose to $400 billion – more than the value of the entire national economy of Greece.
On Jan. 24, 1965, Winston Churchill died in London at the age of 90. As Prime Minister, Churchill led Great Britain through the Second World War. He later won a Nobel Prize for Literature for his six-part history of the war. In 1946, Churchill warned about the danger of Soviet communism, saying in a speech at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, that “an iron curtain has descended across the Continent.“