February 19th, 2009 — the day Rick Santelli kicked off the movement:
This moment really took off when Santelli turned away from the camera and towards the traders (get to 1:00 for the real McCoy). Give props to the traders on the floor of NASDAQ… if Santelli was the tap, those traders were the barrel. One year later, an entire movement of dissatisfaction with the status quo has arrived in force. Not sure what they want, but they sure know what they are against.