Today in Bankruptcy History
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1607-01-13 - The Bank of Genoa fails after announcement of national bankruptcy in Spain.
1811-02-20 - Austria declares bankruptcy
1922-07-06 - Dutch auto/airplane manufacturer Trompenburg declares bankruptcy
1953-10-07 - Bill Veeck tells Browns stockholders he faces bankruptcy unless they drop their suit to block his move to Baltimore, they comply
1970-03-31 - Federal bankruptcy court allows Seattle Pilots to be sold to Milwaukee
1970-04-01 - Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club, headed by Bud Selig, purchases the Seattle Pilots for $10,800,000 Although negotiations were conducted over a period of months, it was not until March 13 when a federal bankruptcy referee declared the Pilots bankrupt
1979-05-23 - Rocker Tom Petty files chapter 11 bankruptcy
1980-03-31 - The Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific railroad operates its final train after being ordered to liquidate its assets due to bankruptcy and debt owed to creditors.
1982-02-05 - British airline Laker Airways collapses owing 270M pounds ($351M)
1982-05-13 - Braniff Airlines files for bankruptcy
1984-05-01 - Mick Fleetwood (of Fleetwood Mac) files for bankruptcy
Rocker Mick Fleetwood 1985-02-19 - ADM of Amsterdam declares bankruptcy
1987-04-12 - Texaco files for bankruptcy
1989-03-09 - Eastern Airlines files for bankruptcy
1990-04-18 - Bankruptcy court forces Frank Lorenzo to give up Eastern Airlines
1990-06-04 - Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy
1991-07-11 - Calumet Farm, home to 8 Kentucky Derby winners, files bankruptcy
1991-10-10 - Greyhound Bus ends bankruptcy
1991-12-12 - Orion Pictures filed Chapter 11 for bankruptcy protection
1993-05-24 - Kim Basinger files for bankruptcy to avoid paying $7.4M settlement
1994-03-18 - Zsa Zsa Gabor files for bankruptcy
1994-12-06 - Orange County California files for bankruptcy
2001-10-11 - The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
2001-12-02 - Enron files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2002-01-22 - Kmart Corp becomes the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2002-07-21 - Telecom giant WorldCom files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the largest such filing in United States history.
2003-10-31 - A bankruptcy court approves MCI's reorganization plans, essentially clearing the telecommunications company to exit bankruptcy.
2008-09-29 - Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.
2009-04-30 - Chrysler automobile company files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
2009-06-01 - General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.