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Quarter - Historical Events
Date Event
1391-06-04

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

1559-06-22

Jewish quarter of Prague burned & looted

1777-09-20

Battle of Paoli; British forces under Major General Charles Grey attacked Brigadier General Anthony Wayne's encampment. Claims that the British gave no quarter led to the engagement becoming known (from an American perspective) as the "Paoli Massacre."

1792-04-02

The Coinage Act is passed establishing the United States Mint and authorizing the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle & 2.50 quarter-Eagle gold coins & silver dollar, ½ dollar, quarter, dime & half-dime

1893-03-03

Columbian Isabella silver quarter authorized

1896-12-08

Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Missing 3 Quarter" (BG)

1900-06-16

In China, a fire is set by Boxers, virtually destroying the Western Quarter and spreading to engulf many Chinese landmarks

1932-07-31

George Washington quarter goes into circulation

1937-10-05

Minister Romme says unemployment is 25% "quarter of Romme"

1943-10-16

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

1948-06-20

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

1954-03-08

Herb McKinley sets quarter mile record of 0:46.8 in Melbourne, Australia

1960-11-27

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

1973-10-18

Congress authorizes bi-centennial quarter, half-dollar & dollar coin

1978-04-09

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

1980-03-06

Princess Theater (Latin Quarter, Cotton Club) opens at 200 W 48th NYC

1981-09-13

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

1984-11-10

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

1987-02-04

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

1987-12-13

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

1988-04-04

Eddie Hill becomes the world's first driver to cover the quarter mile in under 5 seconds

1988-12-31

"The Fog Bowl", a heavy, dense fog rolled over Soldier Field in Chicago during the second quarter of the Bears/Eagles NFC Divisional Playoff Game, cutting visibility to about 15-20 yards for the rest of the game (Bears win 20-12)

1991-01-26

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

1991-08-31

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

1991-10-05

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

1991-11-02

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

1994-07-04

USA loses to Brazil 1-0 in 1994 World Cup quarter finals

1999-01-17

"The Miss", Minnesota Viking placekicker Gary Anderson had become the first kicker in history to finish the regular season without missing a field goal or extra point attempt, but misses a field goal late in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Game, allowing the Atlanta Falcons to tie the game and eventually win it in overtime

2000-10-23

"Monday Night Miracle", down 30-7 at the end of the third quarter, the New York Jets pulled together a rapid and improbable comeback with 4 touchdowns and a field goal in the fourth quarter, eventually defeating the Miami Dolphins 40-37 in overtime

2008-07-01

Denmark is the first European economy to confirm it is in recession since the global credit crunch began; its GDP shrinks 0.6% in the first quarter after a 0.2% contraction in the fourth quarter of 2007

2008-08-13

The Baltic state slides into recession with a 0.9% fall in second-quarter GDP after a drop of 0.5% in the first quarter; it falls deeper into recession in the third quarter when the economy contracted 3.3%

2008-09-08

Latvia joins its northern neighbor Estonia in recession as GDP falls 0.2% in the second quarter from the first quarter, when it fell 0.3%; property markets and construction have suffered in both Baltic states

2008-09-25

The "Celtic Tiger" slides into recession for the first time in over two decades, recording a 0.5% fall in second quarter GDP, following a 0.3% decline in the first quarter; its last recession in 1983 saw thousands of people leave Ireland to seek work overseas

2008-11-13

Germany's economy, Europe's largest , contracted by 0.5% in the third quarter after GDP fell 0.4% in the second quarter, putting it in recession for the first time in five years

2008-11-14

Italy plunges into recession, its first since the start of 2005, after GDP contracts a steeper-than-expected 0.5% in the third quarter

2008-11-23

Economists at the University of Hawaii report that the state entered the recession in the previous quarter based on the drop in tourist figures and growing unemployment, with 8,800 jobs expected to be cut in 2009

2008-11-28

Sweden technically enters the recession after experiencing contraction of 0.1% in the second and third quarter

2009-01-23

UK officially enters recession as GDP falls by 1.5% in the last quarter of 2008 following a 0.6% drop in the third quarter, with unemployment growing by 131,000 to 1.92 million (6.1%)

2009-02-18

The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics announced that the Taiwanese economy has contracted an unprecedented 8.36% in the fourth quarter of 2008; thus placing the country in a technical recession

2009-02-27

Statistics Finland informs that Finland's gross domestic product diminished by 1.3% in the last quarter of 2008 from the previous quarter

2009-05-15

The French Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies announce that French gross domestic product shrank 1.2% in the first quarter of 2009 after falling by 1.5% in the final quarter of 2008; the French economy had avoided narrowly a recession in 2008

2009-05-15

Eurostat report that Austria, Belgium, and Romania have all entered recession in the first quarter of 2009

2009-05-25

Thailand's economy shrank more than expected in the first quarter of 2009, contracting the most in a decade and plunging the nation into recession

2009-06-11

Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008

2009-06-25

Colombia enters into recession after witnessing 0.7% contraction in the last quarter of 2008 and 0.6% in the following quarter

2009-06-30

Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945

2009-07-14

Singapore experiences a seasonally adjusted and annualised growth of 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of increased pharmaceuticals production and construction, bringing the country out of the recession

2009-08-15

Portugal leaves recession after three consecutive quarters of negative growth having its GDP recover by 0.3% in the second quarter of 2009

2009-08-24

Thailand's GDP grew 2.3% in 2009's second quarter, technically leaving the recession

2009-09-09

Cyprus enters recession after 0.6% contraction in the first quarter, followed by 0.4% in the second quarter

2009-09-11

The Brazilian economy technically leaves the recession when GDP grew 1.9% in the second quarter of 2009 after having fallen in the first quarter of 2009 and last quarter of 2008

2009-09-11

Sweden emerges from the recession after witnessing GDP growth of 0.2% in the second quarter

2009-09-21

Macedonia officially enters the recession after experiencing a drop in GDP of 0.9% in the first quarter, followed by 1.4% in the second quarter

2009-10-18

QB Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, an NFL record for touchdown passes in one quarter

2009-10-23

The UK markets had contracted by 0.4% in the third quarter against what was expected to be a period of growth, as a result of unexpectedly poor performance by the service sector

2009-11-13

The Netherlands officially exits the recession after experiencing 0.4% growth in the third quarter, but recovery for the Netherlands still remains fragile as the country is highly dependent on exports to maintain the recovery

2009-11-13

Germany's growth of 0.7% in the third quarter helps lead the Eurozone out of the recession after providing overall growth of 0.4% in the same period, with the whole European Union growing 0.2%, it is reported today

2009-11-20

The Mexican government declares its economy technically out of recession after 2.93% GDP growth in the third quarter of 2009; Mexico had been in a severe economic crisis for over a year prior to its economic rebound

2009-11-22

President Hugo Chavez states that Venezuela is in recession as the economy contracted 4.5% in the third quarter

2010-01-12

Colombia officially leaves the recession after achieving 2% economic growth in the last quarter of 2009

2010-02-22

Taiwan's economy exits from the recession with 9.22% growth in the last quarter of 2009 after increased demand from China and other key markets in the region

2010-02-24

Europe risks a double-dip recession after bad results emerge from France, Germany and Italy, it is reported today; the Eurozone only grew by 0.1% in the last quarter of 2009

2010-06-09

Hungary leaves the recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures

2010-07-02

Ghana's Black Stars, the only African team standing in the Quarter Finals of the FIFA 2010 World Cup in South Africa, are defeated by Uruguay

2010-10-31

Belgium leaves the recession with 0.5% growth in the third quarter

2010-12-07

Iceland officially leaves the recession with growth of 1.2% in the third quarter

2010-12-19

"Miracle at the New Meadowlands", trailing the New York Giants by 21 points with under eight minutes to play in the 4th quarter, the Philadelphia Eagles score four unanswered touchdowns in the final seven minutes and 28 seconds of play, including the final score, a dramatic walk-off punt returned for a touchdown by DeSean Jackson as time expires

2011-01-25

It is announced today that the UK economy suffered a shock contraction of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, which has been widely blamed on the severe winter weather in December and austere budget cuts implemented by the coalition government increasing fears that the UK is heading for a double-dip recession

2011-02-09

Latvia leaves deep recession with an annualised growth of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today

2011-02-21

Thailand's GDP rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a minor recession caused by GDP contractions of 0.4% in the second quarter and 0.3% in the third quarter of 2010, it is reported today

2011-02-23

Venezuela's economy grew 0.6% in the last quarter of 2010, technically leaving the recession after six quarters, it is reported today

2011-05-13

Portugal slips into double-dip recession after the economy contracts by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2011, with a 0.6% contraction in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today

2011-05-13

Romania officially leaves the recession after 2 years following economic growth of an annualised 1.6% in the first quarter

2012-03-22

Ireland returns to recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the fourth quarter of 2011 following a fall of 1.1% in the third quarter

2012-04-25

The United Kingdom dips back into recession after the economy shrank 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012

2012-07-25

The UK economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.2% in GDP in the first quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.3% in the last quarter of 2011

2012-07-25

The double dip recession in the UK economy continues with a fall of 0.7% in GDP in the second quarter of 2012

2012-08-14

Hungary falls back into recession as GDP falls by 0.2% in the second quarter of 2012 following a fall of 1.0% in the first quarter

2012-10-25

The double dip recession in the UK economy ends with growth of 1.0% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012, with help from the London Olympic Games

2012-11-15

The Eurozone economy returns to recession with a fall of 0.1% in GDP in the third quarter of 2012 following a fall of 0.2% in the previous quarter

2012-12-10

Japan is again in recession as the GDP figures for the second quarter of 2012 are revised to show a contraction of 0.03% and the third quarter figures fall by a further 0.9%

2013-01-25

Initial GDP figures for the fourth quarter of 2012 show the UK economy shrank by 0.3% raising fears of a triple dip recession

2013-02-14

The recession in the Eurozone economy deepens with a fall of 0.6% in GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012

2013-05-15

The Eurozone records a recession for the sixth straight quarter

2016-04-18

China's first quarter quarterly growth of 1.1 percent misses forecasts

2016-05-06

Alberta wildfire may stall Canada's second-quarter growth

2016-07-02

Gunmen take hostages at cafe in Dhaka's diplomatic quarter

2017-03-31

McDonald's to Use Fresh Beef for Quarter Pounder Burgers

2017-04-04

Trump Donates First-Quarter Salary to National Park Service

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Quarter - Birthdays
Date Event
1880-12-26

Leon De La Mothe, The Quarter Breed

1911-03-13

Oliver Crawford, A Quarter for Your Troubles

1920-02-10

Bernard Hunter, Girls of the Latin Quarter

1923-02-26

Dennis Kane, French Quarter

1923-05-29

Richard Worsley, quarter master General

1966-02-18

Philip DeFreitas, First Quarter Final: England vs Sri Lanka

1971-08-24

Demetrio Albertini, Quarter-finals: Italy vs France

1973-02-02

Radka Bobkova, Prague Czech Rep, tennis star (quarter Bournemouth)

1973-10-03

Angelica Gavaldon, El Centro California, tennis star (1995 quarter Aust)

1973-11-08

Ryan Johnston, The 5th Quarter

1975-04-14

Petra Begerow, Germany, tennis star (1996 quarter Hilton Head)

1975-07-02

Catalina Cristea, Bucharest Rom, tennis star (1995 quarter Jakarta)

1976-05-05

Juan Pablo Sorin, Quarter-Finals: Germany vs Argentina

1978-06-24

Juan Román Riquelme, Quarter-Finals: Germany vs Argentina

1979-02-14

Maria Nicotero, Quarter Life Crisis

1979-10-13

Jakub Wagner, Tales of the Lesser Quarter 130 Later

1979-9-15

Jeanine Louise DeName, Quarter Life Crisis

1980-06-13

Darius Vassell, Quarter-finals: England vs Brazil

1980-07-18

Eric Dixon, Quarter Life Crisis

1980-08-05

Wayne Bridge, Quarter-finals: England vs Brazil

1980-10-13

Scott Parker, Quarter-Finals: England vs. Italy

1981-12-11

Javier Saviola, Quarter-Finals: Germany vs Argentina

1984-07-04

Purvis Jordan, The 5th Quarter

1985-12-14

Rachel Manning, Quarter 'til Two

1989-08-01

Tomoka Kurokawa, Last Quarter

1991-03-21

Antoine Griezmann, Quarter-Finals: France vs. Germany

Quarter - Deaths
Date Event
1597-06-02

Diederik Sonoy, German/Neth governor of Northern quarter, dies at 67

1943-06-12

Leon De La Mothe, The Quarter Breed

1960-12-26

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

1992-05-12

Dennis Kane, French Quarter

1995-01-04

Oliver Crawford, A Quarter for Your Troubles

2012-10-02

Bernard Hunter, Girls of the Latin Quarter

2016-09-03

Fred Hellerman, member of US folk quarter The Weavers, dies aged 89


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