According to the Today in History facts automatically updated here on the right-hand side column, today is the infamous day, back in 1626, when the Indians sold Manhattan Island for $24 in cloth and buttons.
Wow, that would be about $2,400 in today's money. OK, it's a joke. It would be somewhat more.
The Native Americans did pretty well for themselves after the White Europeans arrived on these shores, didn't they?
Or on second thought...