On This Day

September 21, 2008 in History

Day of the Week: Sunday

Events in History

  • Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
  • President Thabo Mbeki of South Africa resigns from office, effective September 25
  • Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel formally resigns from office, effective as soon as his successor Tzipi Livni has successfully assembled a new government.