Glance: A look at unusual NYSE closings
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