Category Archives: This Day In Financial History

On This Day In History – March 14

Birthdays 1879 Albert Einstein, German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel laureate (theory of relativity), born in Ulm, German Empire (d. 1955) 1958 Danny Meyer, American restaurateur (Shake Shack, Union Square Cafe), born in St. Louis, Missouri 1988 Stephen Curry, American basketball guard (NBA MVP 2015-16 Golden State … Continue reading

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On This Day In History – March 13

Birthdays 1913 William J. Casey, American head of the CIA during the Iran-contra scandal (1981-87), born in NYC, New York (d. 1987) 1946 Yonatan Netanyahu, Israeli soldier who died leading rescue operation Entebbe in Uganda, born in NYC, New York (d. 1976 … Continue reading

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On This Day In History – March 12

Birthdays 1685 George Berkeley, Irish philosopher/bishop of Cloyne 1922 Jack Kerouac, American Beat writer (On the Road, Mexico Blues), born in Lowell, Massachusetts (d. 1969) 1932 Andrew Young, US ambassador to UN (1977-79)/(Mayor-D-Atlanta) 1947 Mitt Romney, 70th Republican Governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate, born … Continue reading

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This Day In Financial History – Jan 23

From the Great Jason Zweig January 23: 1987: Daily trading volume on the New York Stock Exchange exceeds 300 million for the first time, as 302.4 million shares change hands. Museum of American Financial History; http://www.nyse.com/marketinfo 1932: The Reconstruction Finance Corp. is created … Continue reading

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This Day In Financial History – Jan 18

From the Great Jason Zweig January 18: 2000: Its impossible to pay too much for a good stock, a leading investor tells The Wall Street Journal with a straight face. Its a new world order, says Robert Froelich, vice chairman and … Continue reading

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This Day In Financial History – Jan 17

From the great Jason Zweig January 17: 1991: As the U.S. military blasts Baghdad and Kuwait, driving back Saddam Husseins invading troops, the Dow Jones Industrial Average shoots up 4.6% to close at 2623.51. http://www.history.navy.mil/wars/datesjan.htm; http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/gulf/cron; http://www.desert-storm.com/War/chronology.html; http://averages.dowjones.com   1946: Slow down, … Continue reading

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This Day In Financial History – Jan 16

From the great Jason Zweig January 16: 1991: The Persian Gulf war begins (at 7 p.m., Eastern Time) as the U.S. transforms Operation Desert Shield into Operation Desert Storm by launching its aerial bombardment of Baghdad and Kuwait. http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Aug2000/n08082000_20008088.html; http://www.desert-storm.com/War/chronology.htmlContinue reading

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