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  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 7, 2008
    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the federal government

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 7, 2008

    September 7, 2008: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were taken over by the federal government.




  • The Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 11, 2008
    September 11 (9/11) Attacks

    The Pentagon Memorial

    The Pentagon Memorial in Arlington County, Virginia, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 11, 2008

    In Arlington County, the Pentagon Memorial was completed and opened to the public on the seventh anniversary of the attacks in 2008. It consists of a landscaped park with 184 benches facing the Pentagon. When the Pentagon was repaired in 2001–2002, a private chapel and indoor memorial were included, located at the spot where Flight 77 crashed into the building.




  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 2008
    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Lehman Brothers went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its loans

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 15, 2008

    September 15, 2008: Lehman Brothers went bankrupt after the Federal Reserve declined to guarantee its loans, causing the Dow Jones to drop 504 points, its worst decline in seven years. The same day, Bank of America purchased Merrill Lynch.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2008
    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The Federal Reserve took over American International Group

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 16, 2008

    September 16, 2008: The Federal Reserve took over American International Group. The Reserve Primary Fund "broke the buck" as a result of massive withdrawals from money market accounts.




  • U.S.
    Sunday Sep 21, 2008
    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley converted themselves from investment banks to bank holding companies to increase their protection by the Federal Reserve

    U.S.
    Sunday Sep 21, 2008

    September 21, 2008: Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley converted themselves from investment banks to bank holding companies to increase their protection by the Federal Reserve.




  • U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 2008
    Android

    The First Android Smartphone

    U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 23, 2008

    By 2008, both Nokia and BlackBerry announced touch-based smartphones to rival the iPhone 3G, and Android's focus eventually switched to just touchscreens. The first commercially available smartphone running Android was the HTC Dream, also known as T-Mobile G1, announced on September 23, 2008.




  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 26, 2008
    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    Washington Mutual went bankrupt after a bank run

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 26, 2008

    September 26, 2008: Washington Mutual went bankrupt after a bank run.


  • U.S.
    Monday Sep 29, 2008
    Financial crisis of 2007–2008

    The House of Representatives rejected the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 instituting the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program

    U.S.
    Monday Sep 29, 2008

    September 29, 2008: The House of Representatives rejected the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 instituting the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program. In response the Dow Jones dropped 770 points, its largest single-day decline.


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