Events in Time Anniversaries: September 2020

 

25 years ago: September 1995

S&P 500: 584.42 (vs. 3401.2 in 09/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.17% (vs. 0.68% in 09/2020)

Gold: $384 (vs. $1949.35 in 09/2020)

Oil: $17.54 (vs. $37.23 in 09/2020)

GBP/USD: 1.583 (vs. 1.2895 in 09/2020)

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

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

09/01/1995: As a result of an agreement between Albania and 41 Western banks, the country’s debt owed to those institutions drops from $500 million to $100 million. A first-ever meeting between U.S. and Albanian heads of state occurs.

09/06/1995: Cal Ripken, Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking a record that stood for 56 years.

09/08/1995: Operation Mistral 2: Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina forces attacked Republika Srpska forces in western Bosnia and Herzegovina. The battle ended in a Republika Srpska defeat.

09/13/1995: The Kuwaiti Oil Ministry states its intention to seek a 200-million-barrels-per-day (32,000,000m3/d) increase to its current 2-million-barrels-per-day (320,000m3/d) crude oil production quota at the November 1995 OPEC meeting in Vienna. The announcement comes amidst growing non-OPEC oil production and weak oil prices. (DJ)

09/19/1995: The Washington Post and The New York Times publish the Unabomber’s manifesto.

09/22/1995: Santa Fe Pacific Corp. (formerly Santa Fe Southern Pacific Corp.) removed from the Dow Jones Transportation Average and Illinois Central is added.

09/23/1995: The Georgia Larit replaced the Georgia Kupon Larit with 1 Larit equal to 1,000,000 Kupon Larit.

09/28/1995: Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat sign the Interim Agreement on the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

 

50 years ago: September 1970

S&P 500: 84.30 (vs. 3401.2 in 09/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.29% (vs. 0.68% in 09/2020)

Gold: $36.40 (vs. $1949.35 in 09/2020)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $37.23 in 09/2020)

GBP/USD: 2.8366 (vs. 1.2895 in 09/2020)

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

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

09/01/1970: Attempted assassination of King Hussein of Jordan by Palestinian guerrillas, who attack his motorcade.

09/04/1970: Salvador Allende is elected President of Chile.

09/06/1970: Two passenger jets bound from Europe to New York are simultaneously hijacked by Palestinian terrorist members of the PFLP and taken to Dawson’s Field in Jordan. A British airliner is hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine on September 9 and flown to Dawson’s Field in Jordan.

09/12/1970: Palestinian terrorists blow up three hijacked airliners in Jordan, continuing to hold the passengers hostage in various undisclosed locations in Amman.

09/21/1970: Prime rate reduced. NYSE short interest at highest in over 4 years. Jordan and guerrillas battled in Syrian War.

09/28/1970: Egyptian President Gamal Abdel Nasser dies of a heart attack in Cairo. Anwar Sadat is named as Nasser’s temporary successor, and will later become the permanent successor.

09/30/1970: Jordan makes a deal with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) for the release of the remaining hostages from the Dawson’s Field hijackings.

 

100 years ago: September 1920

S&P 500: 7.7765 (vs. 3401.2 in 09/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.43% (vs. 0.68% in 09/2020)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1949.35 in 09/2020)

Oil: $6.10 (vs. $37.23 in 09/2020)

GBP/USD: 3.46 (vs. 1.2895 in 09/2020)

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

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

09/01/1920: Albania forced Italy to withdraw its troops and abandon territorial claims to almost all Albanian territory.

09/02/1920: The Red Army attacked Bukhara, the capital of the Emirate of Bukhara.

09/15/1920: Battle of the Niemen river 1,525 September Poles defeat the reserves of the Red Army.

09/16/1920: Thirty killed and over 100 injured by explosive on Wall Street outside J. P. Morgan & Co. NYSE closed for rest of the day.

09/23/1920: Alexandre Millerand began his term as president of France. George Leygues (Democratic Republican and Social Party) became Prime Minister of France

 

200 years ago: September 1820

S&P 500/GFD US-100: 1.65 (vs. 3401.2 in 09/2020)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.396% (vs. 0.68% in 09/2020)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1949.35 in 09/2020)

GBP/USD: 4.562 (vs. 1.2895 in 09/2020)

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

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

09/15/1820: Constitutionalist revolution in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

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