Introduction of the euro Currency

Thankfully, today I only have one anniversary with an appropriate stamp (and just one stamp at that). I’m thankful because what I tried last night took a great deal of time and effort. I don’t think I will repeat that format until this blog goes to the planned weekly format, starting in late March. It was twenty years ago today that, for the first time … Continue reading Introduction of the euro Currency

Bank of North America Opens

On January 7, 1782, the Bank of North America was opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, as the first American commercial bank. This was a private bank  first adopted on May 26, 1781, by the Confederation Congress and chartered on December 31, 1781, a week prior to its official opening. It was based upon a plan presented by U.S. Superintendent of Finance Robert Morris on May 17, … Continue reading Bank of North America Opens