|This month in history:
|June 6, 1978
By a vote of 2-to-1, California voters approved Proposition 13, an amendment to the state constitution severely limiting property tax rates.
|June 10, 1652
John Hull opened the first mint in America in defiance of English colonial law. The first coin issued was the Pine Tree Shilling.
|June 19, 1934
The Silver Purchase Act is passed. The act nationalized silver stocks and charged the president with increasing the Treasury's silver supply.
|June 24, 1998
AT&T picked up Tele-Communications Inc. for a reported $48 billion. The deal gave AT&T cable connections to roughly 33 million homes across the United States.
A wave of toy recalls begins, stemming from
the use of lead-based paint in Chinese
toy factories. It leads Americans
to further question the safety of
last episode of the Sopranos airs,
leaving frustrated fans wondering
what actually happens to Tony and
questioning the sanity of the show's
debuts, featuring an innovative
touchscreen interface. Consumers
crowd Apple stores nationwide for
a chance to pay $599 to be the first
on their block to get one.