Napoleon Bonaparte sells half the US for $15 million in the Louisiana Purchase

Napoleon Bonaparte sells half the US for $15 million in the Louisiana Purchase

  U.S. representatives agreed to pay $15 million to the French government for 828,000 square miles of land that stretched from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from the Gulf of Mexico to Canada on April 30th, 1803. The deal, which has come to be known as the Louisiana Purchase, almost doubled the…

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Alitalia accidentally puts $3900 tickets up for sale at $39

Alitalia accidentally puts $3900 tickets up for sale at $39

  They say that the devil is in the detail and few companies have been made more aware of this in recent times than Alitalia.   A pricing error was made by the beleaguered airline back in 2006 when an advertisement allegedly wasn’t correctly proofread. The unfortunate result was that they ended up offering return…

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ABC passes up the opportunity to broadcast The Cosby Show

ABC passes up the opportunity to broadcast The Cosby Show

  The Cosby Show aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the exploits of the Huxtable family, a well-to-do African-American family living in Brooklyn, New York.   The show was TV’s biggest hit in the 1980s and it single-handedly revived the sitcom genre and…

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