International Chess Day

This is my life and it’s ending one commute at a time.

birthday boys
• 1924 –
Thomas Berger, American novelist
• 1933 – Cormac McCarthy, American author

1932 –
In Washington, D.C., police fire tear gas on World War I veterans looking for their bonuses who attempt to march to the White House. the more things change, the more they stay the same eh?

1945 – The U.S. Congress approves the Bretton Woods Agreement. Pay attention, this was important. It was the first example of a fully negotiated monetary order intended to govern monetary relations among independent nation-states. It established the IMF and what became the World Bank. Without it there would be no Paypal, no credit cards, no wire transfers, no uniform currency conversion. It’s probably the only thing the nations of the world ever or will ever agree upon. Doesn’t that just make one go all warm and fuzzy? (origami shirt)

banktoaster • did you know there is a version of Wikipedia for people who aren’t fluent in English? neither did i – it’s called simple.wikipedia

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