This week in history

Amazon becomes the nation’s second trillion-dollar company Sept. 4, 2018.— submitted photo.

Sept. 3, 2008: The new Oklahoma City NBA franchise announces the team will be named the “Thunder” reference to powerful storms.

Sept. 3, 2013: Microsoft purchases Nokia for $7.2 billion.

Sept. 4, 1998: Google is formally incorporated by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University.

Sept. 4, 2018: Amazon becomes the nation’s second trillion-dollar company.

Sept. 4, 2018: NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who kneeled during the US national anthem, is the new face of Nike’s 30th-anniversary advertising campaign.

Sept. 4, 2018: F.B.I. announces they have recovered Dorothy’s ruby red slippers from “The Wizard of Oz”, stolen 13 years ago.

Sept. 5, 1774: With the meeting of the Continental Congress, Philadelphia becomes the first capital of United States.

Sept. 5, 1991: Nelson Mandela chosen as president of African National Congress.

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