David M. Rubenstein, co-founder and co-chief executive officer of the Carlyle Group LP, paid $14.2 million at Sotheby’s in New York yesterday for “The Bay Psalm Book,” the highest price for a printed book at auction.
Americans have downloaded 134 million document images from the 1940 census since individual records were released April 2. That’s 2 million more images than the number of Americans who were alive when the census was taken 72 years ago.
Calvin Beale, a federal employee for more than 50 years, was an expert on the town of Fayette, Mississippi. He was also an excellent source of information if you happened to be traveling to Grand Forks, North Dakota; Estes Park, Colorado; or Ephrata, Washington.
Top officials in the U.S. government can use e-mail aliases for official business without violating federal disclosure rules, the chief federal records administrator said as Republicans challenged the practice.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission didn’t have authority to dispose of investigation documents the agency had been routinely purging since 1993, the National Archives and Records Administration said.
British government files from 1983, opened to the public for the first time today, include an official’s view of the message Queen Elizabeth II would have broadcast to the nation in the event of World War III.
Kazutaka Kikawada ran track and field at Fukushima’s Yamafunyu Elementary School before becoming the local boy made good, attending the elite University of Tokyo and carving out a career that made him president of Tokyo Electric Power Co.