25 years ago: April 1994

S&P 500: 450.91 (vs. 2867.24 in 04/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.06% (vs. 2.52% in 04/2019)

Gold: $376.45 (vs. $1293.50 in 04/2019)

Oil: $16.915 (vs. $61.59 in 04/2019)

GBP/USD: 1.4835 (vs. 1.309 in 03/2019)

US GDP: 7,013 billion (vs. 20,891 billion in 12/2018)

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

04/04/1994: Stock and bond prices tumble again. The 14% decline in bond prices from late January to early April is the biggest downturn since 1987. Marc Andreessen and Jim Clark found Netscape Communications Corporation under the name "Mosaic Communications Corporation".

04/05/1994: American musician Kurt Cobain commits suicide.

04/06/1994: The Rwandan Genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvnal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down.

04/14/1994: In a U.S. friendly fire incident during Operation Provide Comfort in northern Iraq, two United States Air Force aircraft mistakenly shoot-down two United States Army helicopters, killing 26 people.

04/18/1994: The Fed raises short-term interest rates 1/4 percentage point.

04/27/1994: South African general election. The first democratic general election in South Africa, in which black citizens could vote. The Interim Constitution comes into force.
 

50 years ago: April 1969 

S&P 500: 103.69 (vs. 2867.24 in 04/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.20% (vs. 2.52% in 04/2019)

Gold: $43.60 (vs. $1293.50 in 04/2019)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $61.59 in 04/2019)

GBP/USD: 2.3877 (vs. 1.309 in 03/2019)

US GDP: 968 billion (vs. 20,891 billion in 12/2018)

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

04/03/1969: Vietnam War: United States Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird announces that the United States will start to "Vietnamize" the war effort.

04/04/1969: Dr. Denton Cooley implants the first temporary artificial heart.

04/07/1969: The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC1. Stocks dived on discount rate boost.

04/09/1969: The "Chicago Eight" plead not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to incite a riot at the1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

04/15/1969: The EC-121 shootdown incident: North Korea shoots down a United States Navy aircraft over the Sea of Japan, killing all 31 on board.

04/28/1969: De Gaulle beaten at polls. Charles de Gaulle resigns as President of France. 
 

100 years ago: April 1919 

S&P 500: 8.517 (vs. 2867.24 in 04/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.72% (vs. 2.52% in 04/2019)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1293.50 in 04/2019)

Oil: $4.04 (vs. $61.59 in 04/2019)

GBP/USD: 4.6575 (vs. 1.309 in 03/2019)

US GDP: 84 billion (vs. 20,891 billion in 12/2018) 

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

04/06/1919: Bavaria declared a Soviet Republic.

04/10/1919: Mexican Revolution leader Emiliano Zapata is ambushed and shot dead by government forces in Morelos.

04/11/1919: Railroad employees force wage increase. The International Labour Organization is founded.

04/15/1919: Antonio Maura y Montaner (Conservative) became Prime Minister of Spain.

04/16/1919: Mohandas Gandhi organizes a day of "prayer and fasting" in response to the killing of Indian protesters in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre by the British colonial troops three days earlier.

04/21/1919: Polish-Soviet War: The Polish army consolidated its control of Vilnius. 

200 years ago: April 1819 

GFD US-100/S&P 500: 1.65 (vs. 2867.24 in 04/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.396% (vs. 2.52% in 04/2019)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1293.50 in 04/2019)

GBP/USD: 4.6575 (vs. 1.309 in 03/2019)

US GDP: 726.677 million (vs. 20,658 billion in 12/2018) 

US Population: 9.379 million (vs. 328 million in 01/2019)

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