On this day, March 13th, 1885, Lady Liberty's pedestal is financed after New York World publisher, Joseph Pulitzer announces he will publish all the names of those who contribute.
On this day, March 13th, in 2008, Gold surpassed a never before reached price of $1,000 per ounce. This was at the height of recession fears in the US, after the housing market collapse..
Gold reached $1,001 on the New York Merchantile Exchange, and then dipped slightly to $997.10.
Four years later, gold prices are nearly $1,700 an ounce.
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