Karl Marx, Kraków, William Jefferson

On this day: March 14
The Gold Standard Act is ratified, placing U.S. currency on the gold standard (1900)

German forces liquidate the Jewish ghetto in Kraków (1943)

Cedar Revolution, where over 1.1 million Lebanese went into the streets of Beirut to demonstrate against the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, and against the government, following the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri (2005)

President Barack Obama meets the Brazilian President, Trotskyite Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva at the White House (2009)

b: W. Willard Wirtz (1912), William J. Jefferson (1947), d: Karl Marx (1883), Walter Crane (1915), Werner von Blomberg (1946), Edward Abbey (1989)

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