Wednesday, November 24, 2004
1859: Charles Darwin initiates the use of Social Darwinism in contract theory by publishing The Origin of Species.
1888: Dale Carnegie is born in Maryville, Missouri. His How to Win Friends and Influence People should be read by more lawyers.
1902: French historian Fernand Braudel, one of the fathers of interdisciplinary history, is born.
1949: Britain nationalizes its steel industry. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.
1997: The New York Stock Exchange "circuit breaker" kicks in for the first time after a sudden 500-point drop in the market.
1998: AOL announces its plans to buy Netscape for $4.2 billion.