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Anniversaries

Local 542 would not be as great as it is without our members. Thank you to all of the members who are celebrating their anniversaries with us:


Jun 11, 2018
The year was 2001. In the United States, George W. Bush was president. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 2.85% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 10199. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 3.88%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $188,300.00 while your average salary was $42,228.00. The Baltimore Ravens were the Super Bowl Champions, the Colorado Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals, and the Arizona Diamondbacks were the World Series Champions. In global news, Al-Qaeda attacks the Twin Towers and Pentagon leaving nearly 3000 people dead. The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens to the public for the first time in 11 years. Russia’s Mir Space Station De-Orbits while Dennis Tito becomes the first “space tourist”
Jun 11, 2018
The year was 1996. In the United States, President Bill Clinton was halfway through his first term. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 2.93% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 6448. Interest Rates at the Year End for the Federal Reserve were 8.25%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $118,200.00 while your average salary was $36,300.00. The Dallas Cowboys were the NFL Champions, the Chicago Avalanche won the Stanley Cup, The Chicago Bulls won the NBA Finals, and the NY Yankees were the World Series Champions. In global news, Quebec narrowly lost the vote to become an independent nation. The US Space Shuttle Atlantis docks with the Russian Mir Space Station. Syria has peace talks with Israel and Michael Jordan returns to the NBA.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1991. In the United States, George H. W. Bush was still the President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 4.25% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 3168 (first time it every topped 3000). Interest Rates at the year end for the Federal Reserve were 6.50%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $120,000.00 while your average salary was $29,430.00. The New York Giants were the NFL Champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup, The Chicago Bulls won the NBA Finals, and the Minnesota Twins were the World Series Champions. In global news, Boris Yeltsin won the first free election for Russia to become the first popularly-elected president. Operation Dessert Storm took place in Kuwait followed by the U.N. Security Council passing the Cease Fire Agreement, Resolution 687. The Dead Sea Scroll was unveiled in Israel and Nirvana’s Nevermind album launched the start of the Grunge era.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1986. In the United States, Ronald Reagan was in his second term as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 3.55% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 1546. Interest Rates at the year end for the Federal Reserve were 10.75%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $89,330 while your average salary was $22,100.00. The San Francisco 49ers were the NFL Champions, the Edmonton Oilers won the Stanley Cup, The Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA Finals, and the Kansas City Royals were the World Series Champions. In global news, a Live Aid concerts take place in Philadelphia and London in support of famine relief in Ethiopia. Mikhail Gorbachev replaces Konstantin Chernenko as the Soviet Union’s leader. Japan selects their first group of astronauts and Nintendo is released in the US.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1981. In the United States, Ronald Reagan was just started his Presidency. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 10.35% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 875. Interest Rates at the year end for the Federal Reserve were 15.75%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $78,200 while your average salary was $21,050.00. The Oakland Raiders were the NFL Champions, the New York Islanders won the Stanley Cup, The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals, and The Los Angeles Dodgers were the World Series Champions. In global news Iran released 52 American hostages, who had been held for 444 days. Researchers found the wreck of the Titanic in North Atlantic. Pope John Paul II was shot on but not killed in Vatican City and Muhammad Ali finally retires with a career record of 55 wins and 5 defeats.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1971. In the United States, Richard Nixon was in his first term as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA hit 4.3% while the Year End Close of Dow Jones Industrial Average was 890. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $25,250.00 while your average salary was $10,600.00. The Baltimore Colts were the NFL Champions, the Montreal Canadiens won the Stanley Cup, The Milwaukee Bucks won the NBA Finals, and The Pittsburgh Pirates were the World Series Champions. In global news, Qatar becomes independent from Great Britain. The Soviet Union launches the first space station. Walt Disney World opens in Orlando Florida and the 26th Amendment lowers the US voting age from 21 to 18.
Jun 13, 2018
The year was 1961. In the United States, John K Kennedy was in his first year as President. The Yearly Inflation Rate for the USA was 1.07%. If you were looking to buy a new house, expect to spend roughly $12,500.00 while your average salary was $5,315.00. There was no Super Bowl back then but the NFL Champions were the Green Bay Packers. However, the Chicago Black Hawks won the Stanley Cup, The Boston Celtics won the NBA Finals, and The New York Yankees were the World Series Champions. In global news, US Cuban Exiles and CIA mount unsuccessful attempt to overthrow Castro known as the Bay of Pigs. Yuri Gagarin becomes the first man in space via Vostok 1. The UK established the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the Antarctic Treaty is signed ensuring that Antarctica will always be free.


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