From the Motley Fool, over the past 150 years:
33 recessions lasted a cumulative 48 years.
The stock market fell more than 10% from a recent high at least 97 times.
Stocks lost a third of their value at least 12 times.
Annual inflation exceeded 7% in 20 separate years.
The words “economic pessimism” appeared in newspapers at least 29,000 times, according to Google.
1.3 million Americans died while fighting nine major wars.
Four U.S. presidents were assassinated.
675,000 Americans died in a single year from a flu pandemic.
30 separate natural disasters killed at least 400 Americans each