8/1/1997 - Boeing purchased McDonnell-Douglas and became nation's leading commercial aircraft manufacturer
8/2/1824 - America's most fashionable street--known for upscale businesses such as Tiffany's and McCreery's--started as a residential area.
8/3/1981 - 13,000 members of U.S. PATCO went on strike; President Reagan fired 11,500 strikers--a big hit to organize labor
8/4/1997- Organized labor struck UPS with a successful strike after a series of defeats in 1980; UPS conceded to demands and sales volume dropped 8%
8/5/1983 - Court ruling forced AT&T to split its monopolostic hold into seven regional service providers; assets shrunk from $149.5 to $34 billion
8/6/1997 - Microsoft bought a minority stake in struggling computer company, Apple, after which the latter made a gradual comeback