25 years ago: September 1994

S&P 500: 462.69 (vs. 3006.79 in 09/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.62% (vs. 1.79% in 09/2019)

Gold: $394.85 (vs. $1500.70 in 09/2019)

Oil: $18.355 (vs. $58.19 in 09/2019)

GBP/USD: 1.5775 (vs. 1.2524 in 09/2019)

US GDP: $7,331 billion (vs. $21,338 billion in 06/2019)

US Population: 260 million (vs. 328 million in 2019)

09/01/1994: The largest product-liability settlement ever, a $4.2 billion agreement between women and the manufacturers of silicone breast implants, is approved.

09/03/1994: Sino-Soviet split: Russia and the People’s Republic of China agree to de-target their nuclear weapons against each other.

09/08/1994: USAir Flight 427, on approach to Pittsburgh International Airport, suddenly crashes in clear weather killing all 132 aboard; resulting in the most extensive aviation investigation in world history and altering manufacturing practices in the industry.

09/13/1994: An interstate-banking bill wins final congressional approval.

09/14/1994: The Major League Baseball season is canceled because of a strike.

09/27/1994: A money-market fund shuts down after its net asset value falls below $1 a share, hurt by derivative investments. The GOP signs a Contract with America promising large-scale reforms.

09/28/1994: The cruise ferry MS Estonia sinks in the Baltic Sea, killing 852 people.

 

50 years ago: September 1969

S&P 500: 93.12 (vs. 3006.79 in 09/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.51% (vs. 1.79% in 09/2019)

Gold: $40.675 (vs. $1500.70 in 09/2019)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $58.19 in 09/2019)

GBP/USD: 2.3826 (vs. 1.2524 in 09/2019)

US GDP: $1,030 billion (vs. $21,338 billion in 06/2019)

US Population: 205 million (vs. 328 million in 2019)

09/01/1969: Muammar Gaddafi (Military/Arab Socialist Union) became Chairman of Libya

09/02/1969: AFL-CIO President George Meany said only wage-price controls can halt inflationary spiral.

09/03/1969: Ho Chi Minh died. Concern about Ho’s death caused heavy selling.  Power failure halted trading temporarily on the New York Stock Exchange.

09/05/1969: My Lai Massacre: U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley is charged with six specifications of premeditated murder for the death of 109Vietnamese civilians in My Lai.

09/09/1969: In Canada, the Official Languages Act comes into force, making French equal to English throughout the Federal government.

09/15/1969: Possibility of more troop removals from Vietnam helped market rally.

09/26/1969: Abbey Road, the last recorded album by The Beatles, is released.

 

100 years ago: September 1919

S&P 500: 8.941 (vs. 3006.79 in 09/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.73% (vs. 1.79% in 09/2019)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1500.70 in 09/2019)

Oil: $4.25 (vs. $58.19 in 09/2019)

GBP/USD: 4.18 (vs. 1.2524 in 09/2019)

US GDP: $84 billion (vs. $21,338 billion in 06/2019)

US Population: 104 million (vs. 328 million in 2019)

09/09/1919: Boston Police strike.

09/10/1919: The Treaty of Saint-Germain with republic of Austria. It confirms the break of Austria-Hungary. Its territory comes down to newly formed countries Austria, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Romania, and the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes. South Tyrol with its German population and Trentino fall to Italy.

09/11/1919: U.S. Marines invade Honduras.

09/18/1919: Fritz Pollard becomes the first African-American to play professional football for a major team, the Akron Pros. The Netherlands gives women theright to vote.

09/22/1919: Major steel strike began that lasted until January 20, 1920. The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.

09/28/1919: Race riots begin in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

200 years ago: September 1819

S&P 500: 1.5876 (vs. 3006.79in 09/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.615% (vs. 1.79% in 09/2019)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1500.70 in 09/2019)

GBP/USD: 4.5065 (vs. 1.2524 in 09/2019)

US GDP: $727 million (vs. $21,338 billion in 06/2019)

US Population: 9.379 million (vs. 328 million in 2019)

09/12/1819: Joaquin Jose Melgarejo y Saurin became Prime Minister of Spain

09/25/1819: Rev Marsden plants 100 vines, the first grapes grown in New Zealand.