Edith Nesbit, V-J Day, Off Gold

On this day: August 15
Battle of Warsaw - Poles defeat the Red Army (1920)

Victory over Japan Day - Japan surrenders (1945)

The Woodstock Music and Art Festival opens (1969)

President Richard Nixon completes the break from the gold standard by ending convertibility of the U.S. dollar into gold (1971)

President Barack Obama stages a lecture to unionists in Grand Junction, Colorado, selling his federal takeover of the health insurance industry known as Obamacare (2009)

President Barack Obama embarks on a three-day, five-city taxpayer-funded "bus tour" to lecture unionist audiences about the economy and jobs (2011)

b: Walter Crane (1845), Edith Nesbit (1858), Tom Mboya (1930), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Gene Upshaw (1945); d: Will Rogers (1935)

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