Quarter Events in History

2015 Event - Google, Inc. restructures, placing its search business and its various research ventures into a holding company called Alphabet; Google will begin reporting under the new company with the fourth quarter of this year

2015 Event - Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, steps down after the company reports poor first quarter results; cofounder Jack Dorsey will step in as temporary CEO, but Costolo will keep his position on the board

2015 Event - Apple reports higher earnings than expected by Wall Street, at $2.33 per share for the second quarter versus the projected $2.16 per share; earnings were boosted by strong sales of the latest iPhone models and increased sales in China

2014 Event - Fast food giant McDonald's announces that its third-quarter profit fell by 30 percent from the third quarter of last year; analysts attribute the trouble to greater competition and customer dissatisfaction with price increases

2014 Event - Amazon Inc. reports a $126 million loss for the second quarter, its second-highest loss on record; the company has been investing in new services to attract and retain more customers

2014 Event - Dubai International Airport beat London Heathrow Airport in the first quarter of this year as the world's busiest international airport; Dubai Airport hopes to retain this position after a series of expansion projects are completed

2014 Event - Apple releases earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013; its stock price drops eight percent because they sold 51 million iPhones, falling short of analyst expectations that they would sell 55 million iPhones

2013 Event - The Eurozone moves out of 18 months of recession in the June quarter after it records a growth rate of .03%

2013 Event - The sixth straight quarter of recession is announced by the Eurozone; Germany reports weak growth and negative growth is recorded in Spain, Italy and France

2012 Event - U.S. company Google, Inc., announces its 2012 first quarter earnings rose by more than 24%, and net profits increased to $8.14 billion

2012 Event - Footballer Fabrice Muamba is critically ill and in a London hospital intensive care unit after undergoing cardiac arrest on live television during the 41st minute of the FA cup quarter final

2012 Event - Apple, Inc. reports over 37 million iPhones and over 15 million iPads were sold during the 2011 fourth quarter; the company generated over $127 billion in revenue

2011 Event - Australia's economy achieves 1.2% second quarter growth after floods initially let to a .9% contraction in the second quarter

2011 Event - Concerns about the European economy are heightened as Germany reports second quarter growth of only 0.1%

1994 Event - U.S. loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals

1991 Event - Nevada makes biggest comeback in NCAA football history, overcoming a 35-pt deficit in the 3rd quarter and rallying to beat Weber State 55-49

1991 Event - Fresno State ties NCAA record with 49 points in a quarter, as they route New Mexico 94-17

1991 Event - Houston quarterback David Klingler sets NCAA record with 6 touchdown passes in the 2nd quarter as the Cougars clobbered Louisiana Tech 73-3

1991 Event - Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter

1987 Event - Browns set club record for most points scored in a quarter, 28

1987 Event - Sacramento Kings score only 4 points 1st quarter against Lakers; fewest in a period since introduction of 24 second shot-clock in 1954

1984 Event - Miami Hurricanes blows 31-0 lead in 3rd quarter lose to Md 42-40

1981 Event - Atlanta Falcons tie record of 31 points in 4th quarter (vs Green Bay)

1980 Event - Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th New York City

1978 Event - Denver's David Thompson scores 73 points and San Antonio's George Gervin scores 63 points in separate NBA games (33 in 1 quarter)

1975 Birthday - Catalina Cristea, born in Bucharest, Rom, tennis star, 1995 quarter Jakarta

1975 Birthday - Petra Begerow, born in Germany, tennis star, 1996 quarter Hilton Head

1973 Event - Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar and dollar coin

1973 Birthday - Angelica Gavaldon, born in El Centro, California, tennis star, 1995 quarter Australia

1973 Birthday - Radka Bobkova, born in Prague, Czech Republic, tennis star, quarter Bournemouth

1960 Death - Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Hansa quarter, Berlin), dies at 54

1960 Event - Trailing 38-7 late in 3rd quarter, Buffalo Bills tie Broncos at 38-38

1948 Event - 20 Jews killed when a bomb is thrown into Jewish quarter of Cairo

1943 Event - Jewish quarter of Rome surrounded by Nazis, they are sent to Auschwitz

1937 Event - Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"

1932 Event - George Washington quarter goes into circulation

1928 Birthday - Ezra Sims, born in Birmingham, Alabama, composer of microtonal music, Joseph Maneri adopted his system of notation, composed in quarter tones, received Guggenheim Fellowship

1923 Birthday - Richard Worsley, quarter master General

1896 Event - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter"

1893 Event - Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized

1792 Event - U.S. authorizes $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle and 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins and silver dollar, dollar, quarter, dime and half-dime

1597 Death - Diederik Sonoy, German/Netherlands governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67

1559 Event - Jewish quarter of Prague burned and looted

1391 Event - Mob led by Ferrand Martinez surounds and sets fire to Jewish quarter of Seville Spain, surviving Jews sold into slavery