Banks Events in History

2015 Event - China's central bank takes action to reassure investors that it is attempting to address the nation's economic downturn, reducing interest rates and the amount of reserve funds required to be held by banks

2015 Event - New U.S. rules loosening trade restrictions with Cuba go into effect today, including permission to sell instruments, tools, equipment and supplies to private businesses; U.S. banks will also be given greater freedom to transact with Cuban banks

2014 Event - Home Depot may be the source of a new data breach, resulting in theft of thousands of customer credit card numbers; the company was indicated as the source by various banks after the data appeared for sale online

2014 Event - The European Banking Authority cautions banks against accepting or trading in virtual currencies such as Bitcoin until such transactions can be regulated by the European Commission; regulators cited the risk of fraud and money laundering

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)