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Bitcoin, 50 Year Gold Standard Memorial
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Not much can be more satisfying to historians, economists and statisticians than to delve back to a past year or era. When data and research from yesteryear are compared to that of today’s world, experts can begin to pinpoint just how meaningful and influential prior events in history became.

With regards to the United States, a quick internet search dishes out a handful of mildly interesting facts from the year that was 1971. Aside from little tidbits, such as Disney World opening and the Apollo 14 moon mission, some other events ended up having greater long-term effects on the country than contemporary audiences may have thought.