80th Anniversary - Roosevelt's Gold Confiscation E.O. 6102Submitted by Blue Republic on Sat, 04/06/2013 - 07:14
Not that we are celebrating - worth remembering, though.
The more things change...
New York Times front page announcing the "bank holiday" that
preceded the confiscation:
Note the other stuff on the front page
- Japanese forces are defeating the Chinese in Manchuria
- Chicago Mayor wounded in an assassination on Roosevelt is near death
- Credit systems are frozen and businesses are operating on cash only basis
- Nazis win German elections with 44 percent of the vote
Roosevelt's order of April 5, 1933: