3 things to know today

Don’t ‘F’ with the EU

European Union regulators fined Microsoft Corp. a record $1.35 billion yesterday for its failure to comply with a 2004 antitrust order to stop overcharging for using its patents to connect to Windows, Bloomberg reported.

Cuckoo Cuba?

Initial calm in Cuba following the resignation of longtime leader Fidel Castro could swell into instability over the next six months, U.S. intelligence leaders told Congress yesterday.

Important predecessors

On this date, the first Gulf War ended (1991), the final episode of “”M*A*S*H”” aired (1983) and basketball was televised for the first time (1940).