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 B. Hussein Obama stages a union hall lecture in Grand Junction, Colorado, selling his federal takeover of the health insurance industry known as Obamacare (2009)

President B. Hussein Obama embarks on a three-day, five-city taxpayer-funded "bus tour" to campaign in front of union-activist audiences (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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