25 years ago: November 1994

S&P 500: 453.69 (vs. 3076.78 in 11/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.91% (vs. 1.81% in 11/2019)

Gold: $383.10 (vs. $1486.05 in 11/2019)

Oil: $18.025 (vs. $56.15 in 11/2019)

GBP/USD: 1.5648 (vs. 1.285 in 11/2019)

US GDP: $7,331 billion (vs. $21,525 billion in 09/2019)

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

11/06/1994: Bond prices decline on a report that the economy is showing unexpected strength, pushing yields to 8.15%, the highest level in more than three years.

11/07/1994: WXYC, the student radio station of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, provides the world’s first internet radio broadcast.

11/08/1994: The GOP scores historic, sweeping victories, gaining control of the House for the first time in 40 years.

11/11/1994: Microsoft’s CEO Bill Gates pays a record $30.8 million for a Leonardo da Vinci manuscript.

11/13/1994 In a referendum, voters in Sweden decide to join the European Union.

11/20/1994: The Angolan government and UNITA rebels sign the Lusaka Protocol in Zambia, ending 19 years of civil war. (Localized fighting resumes the next year.)

11/22/1994: Saudi Arabia’s cash shortage causes a freeze on oil production in an attempt by OPEC to boost oil prices.

50 years ago: November 1969

S&P 500: 97.12 (vs. 3076.78 in 11/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.94% (vs. 1.81% in 11/2019)

Gold: $39.75 (vs. $1486.05 in 11/2019)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $56.15 in 11/2019)

GBP/USD: 2.3946 (vs. 1.285 in 11/2019)

US GDP: $1,030 billion (vs. $21,525 billion in 09/2019)

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

11/03/1969: U.S. President Richard M. Nixon addresses the nation on television and radio, asking the “silent majority” to join him in solidarity on the Vietnam War effort and to support his policies. The market reacted bearishly to Nixon’s speech.

11/10/1969: National Educational Television (the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service) in the United States debuts the children’s television program Sesame Street.

11/12/1969: My Lai Massacre Independent investigative journalist Seymour Hersh breaks the My Lai story.

11/14/1969: NASA launches Apollo 12, the second crewed mission to the surface of the Moon.

11/15/1969: In Washington, D.C., 250,000-500,000 protesters staged a peaceful demonstration against the war, including a symbolic “March Against Death”.

11/17/1969: Negotiators from the Soviet Union and the United States meet in Helsinki, Finland to begin SALT I negotiations aimed at limiting the number of strategic weapons on both sides.

11/19/1969: Apollo 12 astronauts Pete Conrad and Alan Bean land at Oceanus Procellarum (the “Ocean of Storms”) and become the third and fourth humans to walk on the Moon. Association football player Pele scores his 1,000th goal.

11/21/1969: The first permanent ARPANET link is established between UCLA and SRI. U.S. President Richard Nixon and Japanese Premier Eisaku Sato agree in Washington, D.C., on the return of Okinawa to Japanese control in 1972. Under the terms of the agreement, the U.S. is to retain its rights to bases on the island, but these are to be nuclear-free.

100 years ago: November 1919

S&P 500: 9.0588 (vs. 3076.78 in 11/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.81% (vs. 1.81% in 11/2019)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1486.05 in 11/2019)

Oil: $4.50 (vs. $56.15 in 11/2019)

GBP/USD: 3.9962 (vs. 1.285 in 11/2019)

US GDP: $84 billion (vs. $21,525 billion in 09/2019)

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

11/01/1919: 425,000 United Mine Workers struck against bituminous coal operators. In December, union agreed to arbitration by presidential commission.

11/03/1919: DJIA closed at 119.62, high of post-Armistice inflationary boom; then started decline that carried to low of 63.90 on August 24, 1920. Decline was sparked by indications of tightening money and credit.

11/05/1919: Banks around the country applied credit brakes. Money rates climbed to highest level since 1907: 20% on November 6; 25% on November 11; 30% on November 12. Three million-share sessions appeared for first time since 1901. General Motors was a downside lead.

11/07/1919: The first Palmer Raid is conducted on the second anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Over 10,000 suspected communists and anarchists are arrested in twenty-three different U.S. cities.

11/11/1919: The Centralia Massacre in Centralia, Washington results the deaths of four members of the American Legion and the lynching of a local leader of the Industrial Workers of the World.

11/19/1919: Senate votes against League of Nations and the Peace Treaty.

11/28/1919: Lady Astor is elected as a Member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. She is the first woman to sit in the House of Commons. (Countess Markievicz, the first to be elected, refused to sit.)

200 years ago: November 1819

S&P 500/GFD US-100: 1.5455 (vs. 3076.78 in 11/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.598% (vs. 1.81% in 11/2019)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1486.05 in 11/2019)

GBP/USD: 4.55 (vs. 1.285 in 11/2019)

US GDP: $727 million (vs. $21,525 billion in 06/2019)

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

11/04/1819: In New Zealand, Chiefs Hongi Hika and Rewa sell 13,000 acres (5260 hectares) at Kerikeri to the Church Missionary Society for 48 felling axes.

11/19/1819: Elie, duc Decazes (Constitutionalist) became Prime Minister of France

 

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