In 1884 William Washington Cole began circus performances that he called “new colossal shows.” Touring the nation on train cars and performing under the big top he competed with the likes of P.T. Barnum for the ticket sales of the circus going American public. When he died in 1915 he was worth more than five million dollars.
Just over a dozen years ago a new currency was born via the “euro.” Upon its introduction on January 1, 1999 the euro was merely a “bookkeeping entry” for the countries that accepted its usage, with an official introduction three years later via coins and banknotes throughout the countries that are full, functioning members of the European Union.
May 25 2011 | Posted in Jim Newton
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