Tag Archives: gold

March 15, 1493

On March 15, 1493, Columbus returned to Spain after his first voyage to the New World. When he met with King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella, they eagerly asked if he had brought them gold and spices, like the explorers who … Continue reading

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February 21, 1857

On February 21, 1857, the US Congress outlawed foreign currency as legal tender in the United States. Up until that time, foreign coin (especially the Spanish dollar) was allowed as legal tender throughout America, with the metal value of the … Continue reading

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July 17, 2013

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 2013 in an effort to curb obesity rates, the United Arab Emirates offered its citizens one gram of gold for every kilogram of weight they lost. 1 kilogram equals to about 2.2 pounds so … Continue reading

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April 8th, 1939

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1939, King Zog I of Albania fled the invading Italian Army and went into exile in England, taking with them large stores of gold. Zog and his family understood very well how gold could … Continue reading

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