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80th Anniversary - Roosevelt's Gold Confiscation E.O. 6102

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:

http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/gold_hoarders_nytimes_1933.jpg

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:

http://www.the-privateer.com/1933-gold-confiscation.html



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