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Bretton Woods Conference - Bank for International Settlements

Time: Saturday May 17, 1930

Place: Basel, Switzerland

Details: The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) became an object of scrutiny when the Norwegian delegation put forth evidence that the BIS was involved in war crimes. The BIS, formed in 1930, was originally primarily intended to facilitate settling financial obligations arising from the peace treaties that concluded the First World War.



Banner of the Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire-Golden Bull of Sicily
Wednesday Sep 26, 1212 - Basel, Holy Roman Empire
The Burning of Medical Books by Paracelsus
The Burning of Medical Books by Paracelsus
Friday Jun 24, 1527 - Basle
Johann Hebel Birth
Johann Hebel Birth
Saturday May 10, 1760 - Basel
Jakob Bernoulli Birth
Jakob Bernoulli Birth
Wednesday Jan 6, 1655 - Basel
Shimon Peres Main Image
Shimon Peres-Mapai delegation
1946 - Basel, Switzerland

On This Day - 17 May

Ottoman Empire Coat of arms
Ottoman Empire-Treaty of Zuhab
Tuesday May 17, 1639 - Ottoman Empire
New York Stock Exchange
New York Stock Exchange-Buttonwood Agreement
Thursday May 17, 1792 - 68 Wall Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, U.S.
Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon-Charles kept the bulk of his troops several kilometres away from the river bank in hopes of concentrating them at the point where Napoleon decided to cross
Wednesday May 17, 1809 - Austria
German revolutions of 1848–1849-Agroup of workers and democrats from Trier and neighboring townships stormed the arsenal at Prüm
Thursday May 17, 1849 - Central Europe (Present-Day Prüm, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)
Nikola Tesla
Nikola Tesla-William Arnold Anthony and Electrical World magazine editor Thomas Commerford Martin arranged for Tesla to demonstrate his AC motor
Thursday May 17, 1888 - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.

May 1930

Eiffel Tower
Eiffel Tower-The tower lost the title of the world's tallest structure
Tuesday May 27, 1930 - New York City, New York, U.S.
Crowd at New York's American Union Bank during a bank run early in the Great Depression
Great Depression-Automobile sales fall
May, 1930 - U.S.


Vasily Zaitsev Image
Vasily Zaitsev-Graduation
1930 - Magnitogorsk, Soviet Union
Ho Chi Minh
Ho Chi Minh-Chairing a meeting with representatives from two Vietnamese Communist Parties
1930 - Hong Kong
Marie Curie
Marie Curie-The International Atomic Weights Committee
1930 - Paris, France
Martin Bormann
Martin Bormann-Bormann Set Up The Hilfskasse der NSDAP
1930 - Germany
Heinrich Himmler
Heinrich Himmler-Running The SS as a separate Organization
1930 - Germany