9/24/12

Black Friday, Ruhollah Khomeini, Little Rock

On this day: September 24
'Black Friday': Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold (1869)

President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, AR to enforce desegregation (1957)

In a first for an American president, President Barack Obama chairs a U.N. Security Council summit dedicated to nuclear disarmament and proliferation (2009)

b: John Marshall (1755), F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896), Ruhollah Khomeini (1902), Konstantin Chernenko (1911); d: Gottfried Feder (1941)

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