Events in Time Anniversaries: March 2020

25 years ago: March 1995

S&P 500: 500.71 (vs. 2746.56 in 03/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.20% (vs. 0.56% in 03/2020)

Gold: $392.00 (vs. $1676.60 in 03/2020)

Oil: $19.175 (vs. $30.59 in 03/2020)

GBP/USD: 1.6215 (vs. 1.3047 in 03/2020)

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

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

03/01/1995: Yahoo! is incorporated.

03/02/1995: Researchers at Fermilab announce the discovery of the top quark.

03/11/1995: Mines and Energy Minister Ernest Kabushemeye was eaten by cannibals in Bujumbura, Burundi.

03/13/1995: Taliban, tortured and killed Abdul Ali Mazari leader of the Hazara people. The Abacha administration arrested Obasanjo for allegedly supporting a secret coup plot in Nigeria.

03/16/1995: Orange County seeks extensions on the maturities of $1.2 billion in notes, a move that may amount to a default.

03/20/1995: Asarin gas attack on the Tokyo subway kills 13 and wounds 1,300 persons.

03/25/1995: WikiWikiWeb, the world’s first wiki, and part of the Portland Pattern Repository, is made public by Ward Cunningham.

03/31/1995: Baseball strike ends after 232 days.

 

50 years ago: March 1970

S&P 500: 89.63 (vs. 2746.56 in 03/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.08% (vs. 0.56% in 03/2020)

Gold: $35.30 (vs. $1676.60 in 03/2020)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $30.59 in 03/2020)

GBP/USD: 2.4064 (vs. 1.3047 in 03/2020)

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

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

03/02/1970: Rhodesia declares itself a republic, breaking its last links with the British crown.

03/04/1970: French submarine Eurydice explodes underwater, resulting in the loss of the entire 57-man crew.

03/05/1970: The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty goes into effect after ratification by 43 nations.

03/17/1970: My Lai Massacre: The United States Army charges 14 officers with suppressing information related to the incident.

03/18/1970: The U.S. postal strike of 1970 begins, one of the largest wildcat strikes in U.S. history. General Lon Nol overthrew Sihanouk and established a republic. Start of the Cambodian Civil War and the US Cambodian Campaign.

03/21/1970: The first Earth Day proclamation is issued by Mayor of San Francisco Joseph Alioto.

03/23/1970: Nixon called in troops for P.O. strike–first time ever against a civil service.

03/28/1970: Gediz earthquake: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes western Turkey at about 23:05 local time, killed 1,086 and injured 1,260.

 

100 years ago: March 1920-+

S&P 500: 8.918 (vs. 2746.56 in 03/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.09% (vs. 0.56% in 03/2020)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1676.60 in 03/2020)

Oil: $6.10 (vs. $30.59 in 03/2020)

GBP/USD: 3.87 (vs. 1.3047 in 03/2020)

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

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

03/01/1920: BestFoods Inc. (formerly Corn Products Refining and CPC International) added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average

03/08/1920: The Arab Kingdom of Syria, the first modern Arab state to come into existence, is established.

03/14/1920: Communists seize demilitarized Ruhr; Dortmund, Remschied, Hagen, Mlheim, Dsseldorf; 300 people killed (mostly policemen).

03/19/1920: The United States Senate rejects the Treaty of Versailles for the second time (the first time was on November 19, 1919).

03/22/1920: Azeri and Turkish army soldiers with participation of Kurdish gangs attacked the Armenian inhabitants of Shushi (Nagorno Karabakh).

03/27/1920: Hermann Muller (Social Democrats) became Chancellor of Germany

 

200 years ago: March 1820

S&P 500/GFD US-100: 1.529 (vs. 2746.56 in 03/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.478% (vs. 0.56% in 03/2020)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1676.60 in 03/2020)

GBP/USD: 4.44 (vs. 1.3047 in 03/2020)

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

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

03/06/1820: The Missouri Compromise is signed into law by President James Monroe. The compromise allows Missouri to enter the Union as a slave state, brings Maine into the Union as a free state, and makes the rest of the northern part of the Louisiana Purchase territory slavery-free.

03/08/1820: The king of Spain swears to the constitution; inquisition suppressed.

03/18/1820: Juan Jabat Aztal became Prime Minister of Spain. Evaristo Perez de Castro y Brito became Prime Minister of Spain

03/25/1820: Expulsion of the Jesuits from Russia.

 

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