Today in Stock Exchanges History
Events 1 - 37 of 37
1775-02-22 - 1st US joint stock company (to make cloth) offers shares at 10 cents
1830-03-16 - New York Stock Exchange slowest day ever (31 shares traded)
1850-04-25 - Paul Julius Reuter, use 40 pigeons to carry stock market prices
1873-01-11 - 1st livestock market newspaper published, Drover's Journal, Chicago
1873-05-09 - Der Krach: Vienna stock market crash heralds the Long Depression.
1896-05-26 - Dow Jones begins an index of 12 industrial stocks (closing is 40.94)
1896-10-08 - Dow Jones starts reporting an average of selected industrial stocks
1929-10-24 - "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
1929-10-29 - "Black Tuesday," Stock Market crashes triggers "Great Depression"
1953-03-28 - "Stock exchanges open, dikes closed" raises 5,200,000 gulden
1957-03-04 - The S&P 500 stock market index is introduced, replacing the S&P 90.
1962-05-28 - US stock market drops $20.8 B in 1 day
1963-04-07 - Public stock offering of 115,000 shares in Milwaukee Braves withdrawn after only 13,000 shares are sold to 1,600 new investors
1968-04-06 - Gunpowder stocks at a sporting-goods store explode, killing 43 (Va)
1971-02-08 - The Nasdaq stock market index debuts.
1978-04-17 - 63,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
1982-08-18 - 1st time NYSE tops 100 M figure, 132.69 M shares traded
1982-08-18 - NYSE sets trading record of 132,690,000 shares traded
1984-08-03 - 365.7 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1984-08-06 - 203.05 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986-01-02 - 191.66 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986-01-29 - 193.8 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986-03-11 - 187.27 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986-03-12 - 210.25 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986-03-21 - 199.22 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986-09-04 - 189.42 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1986-09-11 - Dow Jones Industrial Avg suffered biggest 1-day decline ever, plummeting 86.61 points to 1,792.89. 237.57 million shares traded
1986-09-12 - 240.49 million shares traded in NY Stock Exchange
1987-02-11 - British Airways begins trading stocks
1987-10-16 - 338,500,000 shares traded on NY stock exchange (record)
1987-10-20 - Dow-Jones increases 102.27 pts/608,120,000 shares traded (record)
1989-08-16 - A solar flare from the Sun creates a geomagnetic storm that affects micro chips, leading to a halt of all trading on Toronto's stock market.
1993-10-06 - Sydney Australia Stock Market index above 2000, for 1st time
2000-03-10 - The NASDAQ Composite stock market index peaks at 5132.52, signaling the beginning of the end of the dot-com boom.
2008-01-21 - Black Monday in worldwide stock markets. FTSE 100 had its biggest ever one-day points fall, European stocks closed with their worst result since 9/11, and Asian stocks drop as much as 15%.
2008-10-24 - "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
2012-06-04 - Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
Birthdays 1 - 1 of 1
1906-02-09 - André Kostolany, stock market expert and speculator (d. 1999)
Deaths 1 - 1 of 1
2002-10-03 - Robert Krausz, Stock market advisor and investor (b. 1936)