Events in Time Anniversaries: April 2020

25 years ago: April 1995

S&P 500: 514.71 (vs. 2783.36 in 04/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.07% (vs. 0.63% in 04/2020)

Gold: $389.75 (vs. $1718.65 in 04/2020)

Oil: $20.355 (vs. $19.96 in 04/2020)

GBP/USD: 1.612 (vs. 1.2488 in 04/2020)

US GDP: $7,455 billion (vs. $21,734 billion in 12/2019)

US Population: 266 million (vs. 329 million in 2019)

04/07/1995: First Chechen War: Russian paramilitary troops begin a massacre of civilians in Samashki, Chechnya.

04/13/1995: The Bank of Japan cut its discount rate by 3/4 percentage point to a low of 1%.

04/18/1995: A bomb rocks a federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring more than 500.

04/30/1995: U.S. President Bill Clinton becomes the first President to visit Northern Ireland.

 

50 years ago: April 1970

S&P 500: 81.52 (vs. 2783.36 in 04/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.82% (vs. 0.63% in 04/2020)

Gold: $35.85 (vs. $1718.65 in 04/2020)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $19.96 in 04/2020)

GBP/USD: 2.405 (vs. 1.2488 in 04/2020)

US GDP: $1,036 billion (vs. $21,734 billion in 12/2019)

US Population: 209 million (vs. 329 million in 2019)

04/01/1970: President Richard Nixon signs the Public Health Cigarette Smoking Act into law, requiring the Surgeon General’s warnings on tobacco products and banning cigarette advertisements on television and radio in the United States, starting on January 1, 1971.

04/02/1970: Institutions dumped glamor stocks. Market concerned about spreading strikes by Teamsters, Mid-East turmoil, enemy action in Vietnam, Cambodia, first quarter earnings.

04/10/1970: Paul McCartney announces that he is leaving The Beatles for personal and professional reasons.

04/13/1970: AT&T’s huge rights offering began. Company’s warrants became listed, after NYSE lifted a 51-year ban on such listings. An oxygen tank aboard Apollo 13 explodes, putting the crew in great danger and causing major damage to the spacecraft while en route to the Moon.

04/15/1970: During the Cambodian Civil War, massacres of the Vietnamese minority results in 800 bodies flowing down the Mekong River into South Vietnam.

04/24/1970: Dow Industrials had biggest drop in 9 months. During this month Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette blazed trail to public ownership with first offering of a NYSE member firm.

04/29/1970: United States and South Vietnamese forces invade Cambodia to hunt Viet Cong.

 

100 years ago: April 1920

S&P 500: 8.27 (vs. 2783.36 in 04/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.28% (vs. 0.63% in 04/2020)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1718.65 in 04/2020)

Oil: $6.10 (vs. $19.96 in 04/2020)

GBP/USD: 3.826 (vs. 1.2488 in 04/2020)

US GDP: $84 billion (vs. $21,734 billion in 12/2019)

US Population: 106.46 million (vs. 329 million in 2019)

04/03/1920: 21 different Freikorps units, under the command of General Baron Oskar von Watter, annihilate the Ruhr Communist uprising in five days; thousands killed.

04/15/1920: Rise in French Bank rate from 5 to 6 percent; it had stood at 5 percent since August 20, 1914. Italian Bank rate also raised from 5 to 5 1/2 percent. Franc at 61.50 to 1. Two security guards are murdered during a robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts. Anarchists Sacco and Vanzetti would be convicted of and executed for the crime, amid much controversy.

04/23/1920: The Grand National Assembly of Turkey(TBMM) is founded in Ankara, Turkey. It denounces the government of Sultan Mehmed VIand announces the preparation of a temporary constitution.

04/26/1920: The Khorezm People’s Soviet Republic was established on the territory of the defunct Khanate of Khiva.

04/28/1920: With the Azerbaijani capital Baku under Eleventh Army occupation, the parliament agreed to transfer power to the Communist government of the Azerbaijan SSR.

 

200 years ago: April 1820

S&P 500/GFD US-100: 1.554 (vs. 2783.36 in 04/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.615% (vs. 0.63% in 04/2020)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1718.65 in 04/2020)

GBP/USD: 4.44 (vs. 1.2488 in 04/2020)

US GDP: $727 million (vs. $21,734 billion in 12/2019)

US Population: 9.6 million (vs. 329 million in 2019)

04/08/1820: The Venus de Milo is discovered on the Aegean island of Melos.

04/12/1820: Alexander Ypsilantisis declared leader of Filiki Eteria, a secret organization to overthrow Ottoman rule over Greece.

 

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