Banks Events in History



2014 Event - Japanese banks are promoting women to upper management levels for the first time in history; four women in the nation's top three banks have been promoted in the last year

2013 Event - Six banks are fined $2.3 billion after the European Commission determines they rigged interest rates

2013 Event - An $800 million lawsuit is filed by Fannie Mae against nine banks for manipulating the Libor benchmark interest rate; the banks involved include Bank of America and Citigroup

2013 Event - German authorities are forced to evacuate 10 villages as heavy rains swell the Elbe River, breaching its banks

2012 Event - European Union Finance Ministers agree to give the European Central BAnk new powers to supervise euro zone banks

2012 Event - Spain confirms its receipt of over 100 billion euros in loans to help manage the needs of its struggling banks

2012 Event - VISA and MasterCard warn banks that a security breach has compromised over 10 million credit card numbers

2011 Event - France's three biggest banks, Credit Agricole, BNP Paribas and Societe Generale, are downgraded by Moody's credit rating agency

2011 Event - In South Korea, the Financial Services Commission reveals they plan to inject more money into suspended local savings banks

2011 Event - In an effort to stop the growth of household debt, South Korean banks temporarily stop making household loans

2010 Event - More than 5,000 people lose their homes and crops when the Niger River bursts its banks

2008 Event - Iceland takes control of 3 banks due to the global financial crisis

1999 Event - The London Eye, the world's largest Ferris wheel, opens by the banks of the Thames

1997 Event - 3 Swiss banks create $70 million Holocaust fund

1991 Event - ABN and AMRO Dutch banks merge

1991 Event - Banks reopen in liberated Kuwait

1985 Event - Willie Banks of USA sets triple jump record (58'11 ") in Indianapolis quadruple bogies 5th hole and never recovers

1982 Event - Penn prison guard George Banks kills 13 (5 were his own children)

1982 Event - Mexico President Lopez Portillo nationalizes banks

1981 Event - Prime Minister Maurois nationalizes banks/plane/steel industry in France

1977 Event - Ernie Banks elected to Hall of Fame

1973 Birthday - Tyra Banks, model/actress, Higher Learning, Fresh Prince of Bel Air

1973 Event - Ernie Banks fills in for Cubs manager Whitey Lockman who is ejected during the game, thus technically becoming baseball's 1st black manager

1973 Birthday - Tony Banks, quarterback for the St. Louis Rams

1973 Birthday - Antonio Banks, cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings

1972 Birthday - Shawn Banks, WLAF LB for the Frankfurt Galaxy

1971 Event - Cubs release Ernie Banks and sign him as a coach

1971 Event - Chile president Allende nationalizes banks/copper mines

1970 Event - Ernie Banks hits his 500th home run

1969 Birthday - Willie Banks, U.S. baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs

1965 Event - Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits his 400th home run off Curt Simmons

1964 Event - Mayor Daley declares "Ernie Banks Day" in Chicago

1962 Birthday - Carl Banks, NFL linebacker, Cleveland Browns, New York Giants

1961 Event - Ernie Banks ends 717 consecutive-games-played streak

1961 Event - Cubs Ernie Banks ends his 717 consecutive-games-played streak

1960 Event - Cuba nationalizes U.S. banks

1959 Event - Ernie Banks, Cubs shortstop, wins 2nd consecutive NL MVP

1955 Event - Cubs slugger Ernie Banks hits record 5th grand slam of season

1954 Birthday - Iain [Menzies] Banks, UK, sci-fi author, Wasp Factory

1954 Birthday - Iain Banks, Scottish Writer

1953 Event - Cubs Ernie Banks hits his 1st major league home run

1953 Event - Ernie Banks becomes Chicago Cubs 1st black player

1952 Death - Leslie Banks, actor (Henry V, 21 Days, Eye Witness), dies at 61

1951 Birthday - Ron Banks, U.S. R&B singer, Dramatics-Whatcha See is Whatcha Get

1950 Birthday - Tony Banks, born in East Sussex, England, singer, musician, pianist, keyboard player, guitarist, founding member of Genesis

1947 Birthday - Peter Banks, born in Barnet, London, bassist, rocker, played with the progressive rock band Yes

1946 Birthday - Peter Sutherland, CEO, Allied Irish Banks

1946 Birthday - Jonathan Banks, Washington D.C., actor, Armed and Dangerous, Cold Steel

1945 Event - British premier Churchill sails to eastern banks of Rhine

1943 Birthday - Tony Banks, English politician, Lab

1941 Birthday - Homer Banks, U.S. singer and songwriter, Be What You Are

1940 Birthday - Russell Banks, American Author

1937 Birthday - Gordon Banks, English Athlete

1933 Event - Bank holidays declared in 6 states, to prevent run on banks

1932 Birthday - Dennis Banks, American Educator

1931 Birthday - Ernie Banks, Mr Cub - Chicago Cubs, Hall-of-Famer, 1st baseman

1926 Death - Charles Van de Banks, Flemish writer/poet (Red Horse), dies

1926 Event - Run on Belgian banks

1915 Death - Harry Banks, English Soldier

1896 Birthday - Harry Banks, English Soldier

1895 Birthday - Joseph Banks Rhine, Penn, parapsychologist, Extra-Sensory Perception

1890 Birthday - Leslie Banks, English actor and director, Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours

1881 Death - George Linnaeus Banks, English Writer

1873 Event - Panic sweeps New York Stock Exchange (railroad bond default/bank failure) New York shut banks for 10 days due to a bank scandal

1861 Event - US, banks stops payments in gold

1861 Event - British Post Office Savings Banks opens

1821 Birthday - George Linnaeus Banks, English Writer

1820 Death - Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

1816 Birthday - Nathaniel Prentiss Banks, Major General Union volunteers

1789 Event - 1st loan to U.S. Government (from New York City banks)













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