Events in Time Anniversaries: October 2020

 

25 years ago: October 1995

S&P 500: 581.5 (vs. 3446.83 in 10/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.03% (vs. 0.78% in 10/2020)

Gold: $382.65 (vs. $1887.45 in 10/2020)

Oil: $17.635 (vs. $39.82 in 10/2020)

GBP/USD: 1.58 (vs. 1.2953 in 10/2020)

US GDP: $7,683 billion (vs. $19,409 billion in 06/2020)

US Population: 266 million (vs. 331 million in 2020)

10/03/1995: O. J. Simpson is acquitted of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

10/05/1995: Mexico says it will begin early repayment of a $12.5 billion U.S. loan package.

10/09/1995: Technology stocks plunge, driving down the Nasdaq Composite 2.7% to 984.74. Since its peak on Sept. 13, the index has lost about 8% of its value.

10/15/1995: Marco Campos is killed in an accident in an International Formula 3000race at the Circuit de Nevers Magny-Cours circuit, making him the only driver ever killed in the International Formula 3000 series.

10/16/1995: The Million Man March occurs in Washington, D.C.

10/18/1995: Wells Fargo launches a $10.84 billion hostile-takeover bid for First Interstate, the biggest in banking history.

10/19/1995: The Dow Jones Industrials jumps 24.93 points to a record 4802.45 — on the eighth anniversary of the 1987 crash.

10/23/1995: Yolanda Saldvar is found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting death of popular Latin singer Selena. Three days later, Saldvar was sentenced to life in prison, eligible for parole in 2025

10/26/1995: Mossad agents assassinate Islamic Jihad leader Fathi Shaqaqiin his hotel in Malta.

10/28/1995: Two hundred eighty-nine people are killed and 265 injured in Baku Metro fire, the deadliest subway disaster.

10/30/1995: Quebec citizens narrowly vote (50.58% to 49.42%) to remain a province of Canada in their second referendum on national sovereignty.

 

50 years ago: October 1970

S&P 500: 83.25 (vs. 3446.83 in 10/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.33% (vs. 0.78% in 10/2020)

Gold: $37.25 (vs. $1887.45 in 10/2020)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $39.82 in 10/2020)

GBP/USD: 2.39 (vs. 1.2953 in 10/2020)

US GDP: $1,086 billion (vs. $19,409 billion in 06/2020)

US Population: 266 million (vs. 331 million in 2020)

10/02/1970: A plane carrying the Wichita State University football team, administrators, and supporters crashes in Colorado killing 31 people.

10/08/1970: In Paris, a Communist delegation rejects US President Richard Nixon’s October 7 peace proposal as “a maneuver to deceive world opinion”. This causes a market sell off.

10/10/1970: In Montreal, a national crisis hits Canada when Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte becomes the second statesman kidnapped by members of the FLQ terrorist group.

10/12/1970: US President Richard Nixon announces that the United States will withdraw 40,000 more troops before Christmas

10/15/1970: The domestic Soviet Aeroflot Flight 244 is hijacked and diverted to Turkey. Thirty-five construction workers are killed when a section of the new West Gate Bridge in Melbourne collapses. Anwar Sadat (Arab Socialist Union) became President of Egypt

10/17/1970: Quebec Vice-Premier and Minister of Labour Pierre Laporte murdered by members of the FLQ terrorist group.

10/30/1970: In Vietnam, the worst monsoon to hit the area in six years causes severe floods, kills 293, leaves 200,000 homeless and virtually halts the Vietnam War.

 

100 years ago: October 1920

S&P 500: 7.8706 (vs. 3446.83 in 10/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.08% (vs. 0.78% in 10/2020)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1887.45 in 10/2020)

Oil: $6.10 (vs. $39.82 in 10/2020)

GBP/USD: 3.435 (vs. 1.2953 in 10/2020)

US GDP: $84 billion (vs. $19,409 billion in 06/2020)

US Population: 106.46 million (vs. 329 million in 2020)

10/07/1920: International Free Trade Conference in London opened.

10/08/1920: The Bukharan People’s Soviet Republic was established.

10/10/1920: The Carinthian plebiscite determines that the larger part of the Duchy of Carinthia should remain part of Austria.

10/15/1920: Coal strike begins in the United Kingdom. Anglo-French Loan repaid. Bread prices increased in the UK. Report of Committee on Currency and Exchange at Brussels Conference published.

10/25/1920: After 74 days on hunger strike in Brixton Prison, England, the Sinn Finn Lord Mayor of Cork, Terence MacSwiney dies. King Alexander I of Greece dies suddenly of infection caused by the bite of a monkey of the Royal Gardens.

 

200 years ago: October 1820

S&P 500/GFD US-100: 1.647 (vs. 3446.83 in 10/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.263% (vs. 0.78% in 10/2020)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1887.45 in 10/2020)

GBP/USD: 4.5167 (vs. 1.2953 in 10/2020)

US GDP: $727 million (vs. $19,409 billion in 06/2020)

US Population: 9.6 million (vs. 331 million in 2020)

10/01/1820: Carbonari constitutional junta in Portugal.

10/09/1820: Guayaquil declares independence from Spain.

 

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