8/22/1992 - Presidential candidate Bill Clinton started a series of sharp attacks against President George H.W. Bush economic record
8/23/1989 - Amidst fears of an Iraqi invasion of kuwait, the Dow jones takes a plunge, losing 76.73 points
8/24/1827 - The first issue of "The Mechanics Gazette" is published in Philadephia, the first labor-minded magazine of its time
8/26/1994 - Robert Vesco landed in jail with a 13-year sentence for "economic crimes against the state"
8/27/1894 - Income tax became a legislative issue in the US Congress; the bill was struck down but put the idea on the legislative map
8/28/1941 - the Office of Price Administration--formed to combat higher prices caused by WWII--was formed; it was relieved in 1946