8/15/14

Edith Nesbit Born, Gene Upshaw Born, Nixon Dumps Gold Standard

On This Progressive Day: August 15
Battle of Warsaw - Poles defeat the Red Army (1920)

V-J Day -- Victory over Japan Day as Japan surrenders, ending World War II; in the U.S., this is an official holiday only in the state of Rhode Island, where its official name was later changed to the more politically-correct "Victory Day" (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 photo-op rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, pitching his Cloward-Pivening of the U.S. 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)

President B. Hussein Obama remarks on the situation in Egypt, where popular uprisings forced the removal of his Islamist crony, President Mohamed Morsi, and the notorious Muslim Brotherhood, from power (2013)

b: Walter Crane (1845), Edith Nesbit (1858), Tom Mboya (1930), Gudrun Ensslin (1940), Gene Upshaw (1945); d: Will Rogers (1935), Bert Lance (2013)

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