Monday, February 24, 2014

Today in the Sobel Wiki: February 24

On February 24, 1823, President Andrew Jackson announced his intention of embarking on a grand tour of the United States of Mexico beginning in April, with visits to every state capital, and major speeches before every state legislature.

On February 24, 1936, President John Jackson of Kramer Associates announced that he was he was moving his company's headquarters from San Francisco, California to the Philippines "to be closer to our Asian interests." News of the move, along with word that K.A. had been selling securities in the world stock exchanges for weeks and converting the funds to gold, caused a worldwide depression that lasted for the next three years.

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