Educational Timeline

1600

Wallstreet Laid Out

Surveyors lay out Wall Street along the line of the stockade.

1685

January
01
1700

The New York Stock and Exchange Board Established

The New York Stock and Exchange Board was created.

1792

May
17

Investment Market is Born

The government refinances all federal and state debt, issuing $80 million in bonds. These become the first major issues of publicly traded securities.

1790

February
23
1800

Erie Canal Opening

The opening of the Erie Canal makes New York City the seaboard gateway for the Great Lakes region.

1825

February
22

Panic of 1819

The first major financial crisis in the USA.

1819

January
01

Telegraph

When the telegraph was invented it became easier for brokers and investers to communicate and therefor invest and trade stocks.

1844

October
21

Great Fire

The Great Fire destroysed over 700 buildings in lower Manhattan, while the NYS&EB had to move to temporary headquarters.

1835

December
16

President Lincoln

When the President was assassinated the stock market shut down for two weeks.

1865

February
24

The Panic of 1857 was a financial panic in the United States caused by the declining international economy and over-expansion of the domestic economy.

1857

February
22

Black Friday

September 24, 1869, was caused by two speculators’ efforts, Jay Gould and James Fisk, to corner the gold market on the New York Gold Exchange. It was one of several scandals that rocked the presidency of Ulysses S. Grant.

1869

September
24
1900

Wall Street Crash of 1929

The most devastating stock market crash in the USA. Signaled the beginning of the 10 year long Great Depression.

1929

October
24

NYSE Closes

World War I causes the NYSE to close its doors and not reopen them for 4 and a half months.

1914

July
31

AMEX

AMEX was established, previously named the New York Curb Exchange.

1953

August
19

US Congress Passes the Securities Act of 1933

The Securities Act of 1933 was "enacted as a result of the market crash of 1929. The legislation had two main goals: (1) to ensure more transparency in financial statements so investors can make informed decisions about investments, and (2) to establish laws against misrepresentation and fraudulent activities in the securities markets.

1933

February
23

Silver Thursday

This even happened in the United States in the silver commodity markets. A fall in silver prices led to panic on commodity and future exchanges.

1980

March
27

NASDAQ Crash

A global recession causes a one day NASDAQ crash.

1988

August
31
2000

Stock Market Fall

Stock prices across the United States, Middle East, Europe and Asia all significantly drop.

2011

August
11

U.S. Bear Market of 2007-2009

When the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) had fallen 20% from its October 11, 2007 high.

2007

October
11

STOCK Act Passes in House

The House of Representatives approved a bill that would prevent members of Congress from trading stocks based on nonpublic information they have obtained in the course of their congressional work. The bill was approved 417 to 2.

2012

February
23