I thought of making this thread for the people who are interested in politics/history. The main concept of this thread is to inform everyone what happened back then referred to this day. I hope you guys like it, and I’d appreciate if everyone could contribute. If you want to know where to get these facts from, just visit http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history. On the right side, there will be topics that you can choose from, choose something that interests you and post about it if you can. Thanks!
So here are 2 things that I found interesting today:
New York Stock Exchange resumes bond trading -
On this day in 1914, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) reopens for bond trading after nearly four months, the longest stoppage in the exchange’s history. The outbreak of World War I in Europe forced the NYSE to shut its doors on July 31, 1914, after large numbers of foreign investors began selling their holdings in hopes of raising money for the war effort. All of the world’s financial markets followed suit and closed their doors by August 1.
Plane crashes over Antarctica-
A New Zealander sightseeing plane traveling over Antarctica crashes, killing all 257 people on board, on this day in 1979. It was the worst airplane accident in New Zealand’s history.