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Amazing Facts - May 17

May 17 2008

May 17, 1792 hiding from the sun under the shade of a spreading tree - sycamore - 24 broker founded the New York Stock Exchange. It happened there, where he appeared street Wall Street.

The title of this New York City streets is the city wall (wall), which in the 17 th century was the northern boundary of the Dutch city of New Amsterdam (later New York). In 1640-ies the inhabitants of the colony fenced palisade. The wall protected the settlers from attacks by Indian tribes, the colonists of New England and the British Army.

In 1685 residents of paved road along the wall, which then called Wall Street, which literally means "street wall." The wall was destroyed by the British in 1699 - and nazavanie left. In the late 18 th century sellers and speculators information, decided to consolidate its association "Plane Agreement" (English Buttonwood Agreement) - this was the beginning of the New York Stock Exchange.

Since 1889 the Exchange account of one of the digging was called the "Wall Street Journal, received this name from the street. Today it is an influential business daily newspaper published in New York, owned by the same newspaper company «Dow Jones & Company».

May 17, 1988, after only five performances on Broadway, the United States, was shut down musicals, which recognized the largest financial failure in the theater - "Carrie." The performance brought the biggest loss - $ 7 million, the issues that had to deal with American producers musical . Posed as his Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

May 17, 1995 was sold at auction's most expensive diamond. "Brilliant" Dee "went under the hammer at Sotheby's in Geneva, Switzerland. Bought this as a flawless, pear-shaped stone weighing 100.10 carats was Sheikh Ahmed Fitayhi - for 16,548,750 dollars.

Release prepared by Max K * - based on encyclopedias and other public sources.

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