Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle.More >>
Racing fans packed State Park Speedway in Rib Mountain Saturday. It was the first day of the racing season and a chance for fans to remember racing icon, Dick Trickle. People at the track observed a moment of silence for Trickle. He died Thursday in an apparent suicide at the age of 71. Race organizers said the event brought in more than 1,500 fans to watch the season's opening race and to remember Trickle's successful career."More >>
The New York Stock Exchange planned a rare shutdown Monday because of Hurricane Sandy. The last time the NYSE closed down for a weather-related event was on Sept. 27, 1985, for Hurricane Gloria. Here's a look at other unusual NYSE closings throughout history.
Aug. 8 1885: Funeral of former President Ulysses S. Grant
Mar. 12-13, 1888: Blizzard of 1888
Nov. 25, 1899: Funeral of Vice-President Garret A. Hobart
Feb. 2, 1901: Funeral of Queen Victoria of England
Sept. 14, 1901: Death of President William McKinley
Nov. 2, 1912: Funeral of Vice-President James S. Sherman
July 31-Nov. 27, 1914: Closed pending outbreak of World War I
June 5, 1917: Draft Registration Day
Aug. 4, 1917: Closed due to heat
Jan. 28, 1918, Feb. 4, 1918, Feb. 11, 1918: Heatless days to preserve fuel during the war
Nov. 11, 1918: Armistice signed
Aug. 3, 1923: Death of President Warren G. Harding
Aug. 10, 1923: Funeral of President Warren G. Harding at Marion, Ohio
Jan. 7, 1933: Funeral of former President Calvin Coolidge.
Aug. 15-16, 1945: V-J Day. End of World War II
May 25, 1946: Railroad strike
Nov. 25, 1963: Funeral of President John F. Kennedy.
Apr. 9, 1968: National Day of Mourning for Martin Luther King, Jr.
Feb. 10, 1969: Closed due to heavy snow.
July 21, 1969: Closed - National Day of Participation for the lunar exploration
Mar. 31, 1969: Closed. Funeral of former President Dwight D. Eisenhower
July 14, 1977: Closed due to blackout in New York City
Sept. 27, 1985: Closed due to Hurricane Gloria
Apr. 27, 1994: Closed for funeral of former President Richard M. Nixon.
Sept. 11-14, 2001: Closed following the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center
On the Web: http://www.nyse.com/pdfs/closings.pdf
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