25 years ago: June 1994

S&P 500: 444.27 (vs. 2826.15 in 06/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 7.34% (vs. 2.12% in 06/2019)

Gold: $388.25 (vs. $1324.25 in 06/2019)

Oil: $19.365 (vs. $53.50 in 06/2019)

GBP/USD: 1.544 (vs. 1.264 in 06/2019)

US GDP: $7,246 billion (vs. $21,062 billion in 03/2019)

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

06/12/1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, California. O.J. Simpson is later acquitted of the killings, but is held liable in a wrongful death civil suit.

06/13/1994: A jury in Anchorage, Alaska, blames recklessness by Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood for the Exxon Valdez disaster, allowing victims of the oil spill to seek $15 billion in damages.

06/14/1994: The1994 Stanley Cup riot occurs after the New York Rangers win the Stanley Cup from Vancouver, causing an estimated CA$1.1 million, leading to 200 arrests and injuries.

06/21/1994: Amid talks of a trade war, the dollar falls to a post-World War II low against the yen, breaking below the level of 100 yen to the dollar at one point.

06/28/1994: The White House announces plans to re-establish a refugee camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba as waves of refugees desperately try to escape Haiti by any means. Members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult release sarin gas in Matsumoto, Japan; Seven people are killed, 660 injured.


50 years ago: June 1969

S&P 500: 97.71 (vs. 2826.15 in 06/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.73% (vs. 2.12% in 06/2019)

Gold: $41.20 (vs. $1324.25 in 06/2019)

Oil: $3.21 (vs. $53.50 in 06/2019)

GBP/USD: 2.3908 (vs. 1.264 in 06/2019)

US GDP: $1,009 billion (vs. $21,062 billion in 03/2019)

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

06/03/1969: Melbourne Evans collision: off the coast of South Vietnam, the Australian aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne cuts the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Frank E. Evans in half.

06/12/1969: Credit clamps tightened. All three Dow Averages hit new lows for year.

06/19/1969: NYSE appropriated $7.5 million for future automation projects; computerized routing of odd-lot orders from brokerage houses to trading floor and expansion of Exchange’s market-data system, which drives stock ticker.

06/20/1969: Georges Pompidou began his term as president of France. Jacques Chaban-Delmas (Union for Democratics for the Republic) became Prime Minister of France

06/22/1969: The Cuyahoga River catches fire in Cleveland, Ohio, drawing national attention to water pollution, and spurring the passing of the Clean Water Act and the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.

06/23/1969: IBM announced that effective January 1970 it would price its software and services separately from hardware thus creating the modern software industry.

06/28/1969: Stonewall Riots begin in New York City, marking the start of the Gay Rights Movement.


100 years ago: June 1919

S&P 500: 8.95 (vs. 2826.15 in 06/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.69% (vs. 2.12% in 06/2019)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1324.25 in 06/2019)

Oil: $4.06 (vs. $53.50 in 06/2019)

GBP/USD: 4.59 (vs. 1.264 in 06/2019)

US GDP: $84 billion (vs. $21,062 billion in 03/2019)

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

06/01/1919: Paris Peace Conference, 1919: Albania was divided between Greece, Italy and Yugoslavia at the conference, which did not admit Albanian representation.

06/02/1919: Anarchists simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities.

06/04/1919: The U.S. Congress approves the19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which guarantees suffrage to women, and sends it to the U.S. states for ratification.

06/11/1919: Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the Triple Crown.

06/15/1919: John Alcock and Arthur Brown complete the first non-stop transatlantic flight when they reach Clifden County Galway, Ireland.

06/18/1919: Germany given ultimatum to sign Treaty of Versailles.

06/23/1919: Estonian War of Independence: the decisive defeat of the Baltische Landeswehr in the Battle of Cesis. This day is celebrated as Victory Day in Estonia.

06/28/1919: The Treaty of Versailles is signed in Paris, bringing fighting to an end in between Germany and the Allies of World War I.


200 years ago: June 1819

S&P 500: 1.513 (vs. 2826.15 in 06/2019)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.84% (vs. 2.12% in 06/2019)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1324.25 in 06/2019)

GBP/USD: 4.506 (vs. 1.264 in 06/2019)

US GDP: $727 million (vs. $21,062 billion in 03/2019)

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

06/12/1819: Manuel Gonzalez Salmon y Gomez de Torres became Prime Minister of Spain

06/20/1819: The U.S. vessel SS Savannah arrives at Liverpool, United Kingdom. It is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic, although most of the journey is made under sail.

06/23/1819: Radical political reform meetings in Great Britain.

 

 

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