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Events in Time Anniversaries: April 2021

25 years ago: April 1996

S&P 500: 645.17 (vs. 4134.94 in 04/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.66% (vs. 1.58% in 04/2021)

Gold: $391.30 (vs. $1777.85 in 04/2021)

Oil: $21.165 (vs. $63.33 in 04/2021)

GBP/USD: 1.5061 (vs. 1.3923 in 04/2021)

US GDP: $7,772.6 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 269 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

04/03/1996: A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board. Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynskiis captured at his cabin in Montana, United States.

04/04/1996: Clinton signs a sweeping overhaul of farm programs that abandons subsidies in favor of gradually declining payments over seven years. Comet Hyakutake is imaged by the USA Asteroid Orbiter Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous.

04/18/1996: In Lebanon, at least 106 civilians are killed when the Israel Defense Forces shell the United Nations compound at Quana where more than 800 civilians had taken refuge.

04/24/1996: The White House and GOP leaders agree on a bill to fund most government operations through the end of September.

04/28/1996: Whitewater controversy: President Bill Clinton gives a 4-hour videotaped testimony for the defense.

 

50 years ago: April 1971

S&P 500: 103.95 (vs. 4134.94 in 04/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.08% (vs. 1.58% in 04/2021)

Gold: $39.70 (vs. $1777.85 in 04/2021)

Oil: $3.41 (vs. $63.33 in 04/2021)

GBP/USD: 2.4193 (vs. 1.3923 in 04/2021)

US GDP: $1,088.6 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 211 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

04/01/1971: NYSE listing fees increased; first major overhaul in 20 years. Rebels seized East Pakistan city. U.S. ordered official personnel to leave area. The Pakistan Army massacred over 1,000 people in Keraniganj Upazila, Bangladesh.

04/02/1971: Libya concludes five weeks of negotiations with Western oil companies in Tripoli on behalf of itself, Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Iraq. Agreement raises posted prices of oil delivered to Mediterranean from $2.55 to $3.45 per barrel; provides for a 2.5 percent annual price increase plus inflation allowance; raises tax rate from a range of 50-58 percent to 60 percent of posted price.

04/05/1971: NYSE first permitted negotiated brokerage rates on portions of orders over $500,000. Quotes for 32 OTC issues added to new NASDAQ facility, which began operating in February.

04/07/1971: President Richard Nixon announces his decision to increase the rate of American troop withdrawals from Vietnam.

04/10/1971: Ping-pong diplomacy: In an attempt to thaw relations with the United States, the People's Republic of China hosts the U.S. table tennis team for a week-long visit.

04/14/1971: Some restrictions relaxed on trade-travel between U.S. and Red China.

04/17/1971: The People's Republic of Bangladesh forms, under Sheikh Mujibur Rahmanat Mujibnagor.

04/19/1971: Charles Manson is sentenced to death (later commuted life imprisonment) for conspiracy to commit the Tate/LaBianca murders. Vietnam Veterans Against the War begin a five-day demonstration in Washington, D.C. Launch of Salyut 1, the first space station.

04/23/1971: The Pakistan Army and Razakars massacre approximately 3,000 Hindu emigrants in the Jathibhanga area of East Pakistan (now Bangladesh).

 

100 years ago: April 1921

S&P 500: 7.0235 (vs. 4134.94 in 04/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.24% (vs. 1.58% in 04/2021)

Gold: $3.9525 (vs. $1777.85 in 04/2021)

Oil: $3.1875 (vs. $63.33 in 04/2021)

GBP/USD: 1.5261 (vs. 1.3923 in 04/2021)

US GDP: $91.5 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 09/2020)

US Population: 108.5 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

04/02/1921: The Autonomous Government of Khorasan, a military government encompassing the modern state of Iran, is established.

04/11/1921: Emir Abdullah establishes the first centralised government in the newly created British protectorate of Transjordan. Opening of deep sea cable from Key West, FL, to Havana, Cuba (115 miles).

04/15/1921: Banco Nacional de Cuba suspends payment. New system of issue of Treasury Bills by public tender announced. Black Friday: mine owners announce more wage and price cuts, leading to the threat of a strike all across England.

04/23/1921: On 23 April, Romania and Czechoslovakia sign a peace treaty in Bucuresti. It will be followed by a similar treaty between Romania and Yugoslavia signed it Belgrade one month later. A new land reform takes place, at the idea of King Ferdinand I, who wanted to repay the soldiers and their families for sacrifices made during the war.

04/27/1921: Allied Reparations Committee levels 33 billion war reparations debt onto Germany; commands the handing over of 26% of all exports for 42 years and puts the Germans immediately into 12 billion in arrears.

 

200 years ago: April 1821

S&P 500: 1.80 (vs. 4134.94 in 04/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.11% (vs. 1.58% in 04/2021)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1777.85 in 04/2021)

GBP/USD: 4.728 (vs. 1.382 in 04/2021)

US GDP: $656 million (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 9.939 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

04/05/1821: The Phanariotes Petros Tsigris, Dimitrios Skanavis and Manuel Hotzeris are decapitated by the Turks, while Georgios Mavrocordatos is hanged by the Sultan forces in Constantinople.

04/08/1821: Battle of Novara: Austrian and Sardinian troops defeat Piedmontese revolutionaries

04/10/1821: Patriarch Gregory V of Constantinople is hanged by the Ottoman government from the main gate of the Patriarchate and his body is thrown into the Bosphorus.

04/21/1821: Benderli Ali Pasha arrives in Constantinople as the new Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire; he remains in power for only nine days before being sent into exile.

04/23/1821: Battle of Alamana. After the Greek defeat, Athanasios Diakos is impaled on a spit.

 

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Events in Time Anniversaries: March 2021

25 years ago: March 1996

S&P 500: 645.50 (vs. 3968.94 in 03/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.13% (vs. 1.62% in 03/2021)

Gold: $396.35 (vs. $1723.65 in 03/2021)

Oil: $21.425 (vs. $65.59 in 03/2021)

GBP/USD: 1.5261 (vs. 1.382 in 03/2021)

US GDP: $7,772.6 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 269 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

03/02/1996: Australian federal election: Liberal John Howard becomes Prime Minister, defeating Paul Keating after a record 13 years of Labor government

03/07/1996: Congress approves an extension of the government's borrowing authority until March 29, putting off a threatened default.

03/12/1996: AT&T's Lucent files for the biggest-ever U.S. IPO. The Helms-Burton Act, which extends the U.S. embargo against Cuba to foreign companies is passed.

03/17/1996: A former Philip Morris scientist alleges in an affidavit that the company knew that nicotine acts like a drug on the brain.

03/18/1996: A nightclub fire in Quezon City, Philippines kills 162 people.

03/21/1996: General Motors reaches a tentative agreement with the UAW to end a crippling 17-day strike at two Ohio parts plants.

03/23/1996: Taiwan holds its first direct elections and chooses Lee Teng-hui as President.

03/25/1996: The European Union's Veterinarian Committee bans the export of British beef and its by-products as a result of mad cow disease (Bovine spongiform encephalopathy).

 

50 years ago: March 1971

S&P 500: 645.50 (vs. 3968.94 in 03/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.53% (vs. 1.62% in 03/2021)

Gold: $38.875 (vs. $1723.65 in 03/2021)

Oil: $3.41 (vs. $65.59 in 03/2021)

GBP/USD: 2.4168 (vs. 1.382 in 03/2021)

US GDP: $1,088.6 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 211 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

03/01/1971: President of Pakistan Yahya Khan indefinitely postpones the pending national assembly session, precipitating massive civil disobedience in East Pakistan. A bomb explodes in a men's room in the United States Capitol: the Weather Underground claims responsibility.

03/08/1971: Market concerned that South Vietnam might invade North, bring China into war.

03/10/1971: John Gorton resigns as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by William McMahon

03/12/1971: Military officials in Turkey forced an advisory committee on the government due to the increasing anarchical situation caused by the Right (fascist/capitalist) Left (communist) clash and ineffective policies in maintaining order. Although the military were not in charge they had significant influence.

03/18/1971: In Peru a landslide crashes into Yanawayin Lake, killing 200 people at the mining camp of Chungar.

03/25/1971: The Army of the Republic of Vietnam abandons an attempt to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail in Laos.

03/26/1971: East Pakistan declares its independence from Pakistan to form the People's Republic of Bangladesh and the Bangladesh Liberation War begins. Major Ziaur Rahman broadcasts the declaration of independence on behalf of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman over the radio.

03/29/1971: A Los Angeles, California jury recommends the death penalty for Charles Manson and three female followers. Lieutenant William Calley is convicted of premeditated murder and sentenced to life in prison.

 

100 years ago: March 1921

S&P 500: 6.87 (vs. 3968.94 in 03/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.27% (vs. 1.62% in 03/2021)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1723.65 in 03/2021)

Oil: $3.00 (vs. $65.59 in 03/2021)

GBP/USD: 3.9175 (vs. 1.382 in 03/2021)

US GDP: $91.5 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 09/2020)

US Population: 108.5 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

03/04/1921: Warren G. Harding (Republican) became President of the United States

03/07/1921: In Britain, Treasury Bill rates reduced to 6 percent, and resumption of sale of Yearling Bills announced. German Reparation (Recovery) Bill introduced.

03/08/1921: Spanish Premier Eduardo Dato Iradier is assassinated while exiting the parliament building in Madrid. Prime Minister Gabino Bugallal Araujo (Conservative) succeeded him.

03/12/1921: Edith Cowan becomes the first woman elected to an Australian parliament

03/13/1921: Mongolia is proclaimed an independent monarchy, ruled by Russian military officer Roman von Ungern-Sternberg as a dictator.

03/18/1921: Communist guerrillas headed by Damdin Skhbaatar, with the assistance of Red Army troops, defeated the Chinese garrison in the Mongolian settlement Maimachen near Kyakhta. Signing of the Peace of Riga concludes the Polish-Soviet War.

03/19/1921: Irish War of Independence: One of the biggest engagements of the war takes place at Crossbarry, County Cork. About 100 Irish Republican Army (IRA) volunteers escape an attempt by over 1,300 British forces to encircle them.

03/21/1921: A decree of the Tenth Party Congress of the Soviet Union replaced war communism with the more liberal New Economic Policy.

 

200 years ago: March 1821

S&P 500: 1.7315 (vs. 3968.94 in 03/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 3.96% (vs. 1.62% in 03/2021)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1723.65 in 03/2021)

GBP/USD: 4.662 (vs. 1.382 in 02/2021)

US GDP: $656 million (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 9.939 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

03/02/1821: Joaquin Anduaga Cuenca became Prime Minister of Spain

03/07/1821: Battle of Rieti Austrian forces defeat Neapolitan rebels against King Ferdinand I

03/14/1821: Convention signed between the Austrians and Neapolitans.

03/22/1821: The Battle of Kalamata took place on 22 March 1821 between the Greek irregular revolutionary forces and the Ottoman forces of the city. It was one of the first events of the Greek War of Independence.

03/25/1821: According to tradition, Metropolitan Germanos of Patras blesses a big Greek flag at the Monastery of Agia Lavra in Peloponnesia and proclaims to people assembled the beginning of a Greek Revolution. Greece declares its independence. Beginning of the Greek War of Independence.

 

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Events in Time Anniversaries: February 2021

25 years ago: February 1996

S&P 500: 640.43 (vs. 3911.23 in 02/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.13% (vs. 1.15% in 02/2021)

Gold: $400.65 (vs. $1839.60 in 02/2021)

Oil: $19.515 (vs. $58.34 in 02/2021)

GBP/USD: 1.5313 (vs. 1.3853 in 02/2021)

US GDP: $7,772.6 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 269 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

02/01/1996: Cuban authorities arrest or detain at least 150 dissidents, marking the most widespread crackdown on opposition groups in the country since the early 1960s.

02/06/1996: Birgenair Flight 301crashed off the coast of the Dominican Republic, and all 189 people inside the airplane are killed. This is the worst accident/incident involving a Boeing 757.

02/09/1996: The Provisional Irish Republican Army declares the end to its 18-month ceasefire and explodes a large bomb in London's Canary Wharf.

02/10/1996: The IBM supercomputer Deep Blue defeats Garry Kasparov in chess for the first time.

02/17/1996: NASA's Discovery Program begins as the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft lifts off on the first mission ever to orbit and land on an asteroid,433 Eros.

02/24/1996: Cuban fighter jets shoot down two US-registered civilian aircraft over international waters, killing four men

 

50 years ago: February 1971

S&P 500: 96.75 (vs. 3911.23 in 02/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 6.14% (vs. 1.15% in 02/2021)

Gold: $38.80 (vs. $1839.60 in 02/2021)

Oil: $3.41 (vs. $58.34 in 02/2021)

GBP/USD: 2.416 (vs. 1.3853 in 02/2021)

US GDP: $1,088.6 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 12/2020)

US Population: 211 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

02/02/1971: Idi Amin replaces President Milton Obote as leader of Uganda.

02/03/1971: New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.

02/05/1971: National Quotation Bureau Index of OTC issues discontinued. New indexes compiled by NASD, through its automated system for quoting OTC securities (called NASDAQ), became effective. Astronauts land on the moon in the Apollo 14 mission.

02/08/1971: South Vietnamese ground troops launch an incursion into Laos to try to cut off the Ho Chi Minh trail and stop communist infiltration.

02/09/1971: Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Sylmar earthquake hits the San Fernando Valley area of California.

02/11/1971: Eighty-seven countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, and Soviet Union, sign the Seabed Arms Control Treaty outlawing nuclear weapons on the ocean floor in international waters.

02/15/1971: The decimalization of British coinage is completed on Decimal Day.

02/24/1971: Algeria nationalizes 51 percent of French oil concessions.

02/26/1971: U.N. Secretary General U Thant signs United Nations proclamation of the vernal equinox as Earth Day.

 

100 years ago: February 1921

S&P 500: 7.0353 (vs. 3911.23 in 02/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 5.28% (vs. 1.15% in 02/2021)

Gold: $20.67 (vs. $1839.60 in 02/2021)

Oil: $4.188 (vs. $58.34 in 02/2021)

GBP/USD: 3.86 (vs. 1.3853 in 02/2021)

US GDP: $91.5 billion (vs. $21,479 billion in 09/2020)

US Population: 108.5 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

02/06/1921: Nikolaos Kalogeropoulos (People's Party) became Head of Government of Greece

02/16/1921: Red Army invasion of Georgia: The Eleventh Army crossed into Georgia.

02/21/1921: Reza Shah takes control of Tehran during a successful coup

02/22/1921: After Russian forces under Baron Roman von Ungern-Sternberg drive the Chinese out, the Bogd Khan is reinstalled as the emperor of Mongolia.

02/25/1921: Tbilisi, capital of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, is occupied by Bolshevist Russia. Democratic Republic of Georgia annexed by the Bolshevik forces of the Soviet Union, following an invasion which begin 14 days earlier on the 11th.

02/28/1921: Kronstadt rebellion: The crews of the battleships Petropavlovsk and Sevastopol, harbored at Kronstadt, published a list of demands on the government.

 

200 years ago: February 1821

S&P 500: 1.714 (vs. 3911.23 in 02/2021)

10-year U.S. Government Bond Yield: 4.013% (vs. 1.15% in 02/2021)

Gold: $19.39 (vs. $1839.60 in 02/2021)

GBP/USD: 4.6062 (vs. 1.3853 in 02/2021)

US GDP: $656 million (vs. $21,479 billion in 09/2020)

US Population: 9.939 million (vs. 333 million in 2021)

02/21/1821: Revolt of Greek War of Independence declared by Alexandros Ypsilantis in Wallachia.

 

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