This all just amazes me. Realize that the history of 1942 included people contemplating everything from invasions on both the West and East coasts of the US to the very future of Western democracy as things looked bleak in both Europe and the Pacific. The events that were happening rapid-fire were each some of the biggest historical events of the century. Yet good or bad the volatility the stock market saw all year is less than we live with almost daily today. The day after Pearl Harbor the DJIA lost less than 3%, so about what Friday was like.