Events in Time Anniversaries: February 2019

 

25 years ago: February 1994

S&P 500: 467.14 (vs. 2731.61 in 02/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.15% (vs. 2.70% in 02/2019) Gold: $381.55 (vs. $1312.40 in 02/2019) Oil: $14.50 (vs. $53.94 in 02/2019) GBP/USD: 1.485 (vs. 1.2932 in 02/2019) US GDP: 7,013 billion (vs. 20,658 billion in 09/2018) US Population: 260 million (vs. 328 million in 2019) 02/03/1994: The Mexican Peso crisis begins. 02/05/1994: Byron De La Beckwith is convicted of the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. 02/06/1994: The Fed's decision to raise short-term interest rates for the first time in nearly five years pushes the Dow Jones Industrials more than 96 points lower. 02/12/1994: Four men break into the National Gallery of Norway and steal Edvard Munch's iconic painting The Scream.  

50 years ago: January 1969

S&P 500: 98.13 (vs. 2731.61 in 02/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.26% (vs. 2.70% in 02/2019) Gold: $42.70 (vs. $1312.40 in 02/2019) Oil: $3.06 (vs. $53.94 in 02/2019) GBP/USD: 2.3918 (vs. 1.2932 in 02/2019) US GDP: 968 billion (vs. 20,658 billion in 09/2018) US Population: 205 million (vs. 328 million in 2019) 02/10/1969: Heavy snow forced closings of NYSE and ASE, the first such weekday closing by Big Board in this century. Only other all-day closing was Saturday in January, 1948, due also to snow. 02/12/1969: Pittsburgh Stock Exchange members voted merger with Philadelphia-Baltimore-Washing Stock Exchange. 02/26/1969: Federal Reserve restated determination to tighten credit to cool economy.  

100 years ago: February 1919

S&P 500: 8.0471 (vs. 2731.61 in 02/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.70% (vs. 2.70% in 02/2019) Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1312.40 in 02/2019) Oil: $4 (vs. $53.94 in 02/2019) GBP/USD: 4.7575 (vs. 1.2932 in 02/2019) US GDP: 84 billion (vs. 20,658 billion in 09/2018) US Population: 104 million (vs. 328 million in 2019) 02/05/1919: Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith launch United Artists. 02/06/1919: General Strike at Seattle. Many strikes and much labor unrest. 02/14/1919: Polish Soviet War: The Polish army attacked Soviet forces occupying the town of Biaroza. 02/21/1919: German socialist Kurt Eisner is assassinated. His death results in the establishment of the Bavarian Soviet Republic and parliament and government fleeing Munich, Germany. 02/25/1919: Oregon places a one cent per U.S. gallon tax on gasoline, becoming the first U.S. state to levy a gasoline tax.  

200 years ago: February 1819

GFD US-100/S&P 500: 0.5752 (vs. 2731.61 in 02/2019) 10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.65% (vs. 2.70% in 02/2019) Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1312.40 in 02/2019) GBP/USD: 4.384 (vs. 1.2932 in 02/2019) US GDP: 726.677 million (vs. 20,658 billion in 12/2018) US Population: 9.379 million (vs. 328 million in 01/2019) 02/15/1819: Simon Bolivar Palacious became President of Colombia 02/17/1819: The United States House of Representatives passes the Missouri Compromise for the first time. 02/22/1819: Treaty concluded with Spain, ceding Florida to the United States.  

300 years ago: February 1719

UK Government Bond Yield: 4.10% (vs. 1.34% in 01/2019) UK GDP: £80 million (vs. £535 billion in 12/2018) UK Population: 6 million (vs. 66 million in 01/2019) 01/03/1719: Compagnie des Indes shares hit 475 Francs and will rise to 10,000 Francs on November 21, 1719 during the Mississippi Bubble. © 2019 Global Financial Data. Please feel free to redistribute this Events-in-Time Chronology and credit Global Financial Data as the source.