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The “New York Stock Exchange” (NYSE) Was Founded This Day 225 Years Ago — On May 17, 1792.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Stock_Exchange


225 years ago. Wow. That does seem like a long time ago.

Just think: IF you had ancestors who bought stock that day and held onto them.

I don’t think, though I haven’t looked it up, that this was the first Stock Exchange. Something tells me that London or possibly Amsterdam predated New York. Nonetheless, 225-years is quite the anniversary. 225 years from now will be 2,242!


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The French Guillotine Came To Be This Day 225 Years Ago; April 25, 1792.

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It predates the French Revolution.

The French version, with the ANGLED blade, was created as their means of delivering humane capital punishment. It was the brainchild of a French doctor, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin — which is how we get that name.

The first to be executed, with a French Guillotine, on April 25, 1792, was a on highwayman, 

‘Pelletier’ is a fairly popular French name in New Hampshire.


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by Anura Guruge