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  • Basel, Switzerland
    Saturday May 17, 1930

    Bretton Woods Conference

    Bank for International Settlements

    Basel, Switzerland
    Saturday May 17, 1930

    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.




  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 1930

    Eiffel Tower

    The tower lost the title of the world's tallest structure

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Tuesday May 27, 1930

    In 1930, the tower lost the title of the world's tallest structure when the Chrysler Building in New York City was completed.




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