Wall Street in History

Historical Events

  • 1792-05-17 24 merchants form New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street
  • 1865-01-04 New York Stock Exchange opens its 1st permanent headquarters at 10-12 Broad St, near Wall Street in New York City
  • 1889-07-08 Wall Street Journal begins publishing
  • 1903-12-15 NY Wall Street vendor Italo Marchiony [Marcioni] granted patent for a mound for making ice cream cones

Wall Street Bombing

1920-09-16 The "Wall Street bombing" occurs at 12:01 when a horse-drawn wagon explodes on Wall Street, New York, killing 38 and injuring 143

  • 1926-02-01 Land at Broadway & Wall Street sold at a record $7 per sq inch
  • 1929-10-29 "Black Tuesday" Wall Street Stock Market crashes triggering the "Great Depression"
  • 1970-05-08 Construction workers break up an anti-war rally in NYC's Wall Street
  • 1982-02-28 FALN (PR Nationalist Group) bombs Wall Street
  • 1987-11-03 On Wall Street, after 5 consecutive gains, Dow Jones down 50.56
  • 1993-05-13 6th annual business person run held in Wall Street
  • 2008-09-21 Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, the two last remaining independent investment banks on Wall Street, become bank holding companies as a result of the subprime mortgage crisis.
  • 2011-09-17 Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality and the influence of money in politics begins in Zucotti Park, New York City

Film Release

2013-12-25 "The Wolf of Wall Street", starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, is released

  • 2015-11-10 Fourth Republican presidential candidates debate, sponsored by "The Wall Street Journal", held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 2018-02-05 A share market sell off starts on Wall Street with Dow Jones sinking 4.6%, spreads around the globe
  • 2021-01-28 Share trading app Robinhood, favored by Reddit, suspends trading of Gamestop amid huge surge in share price of the previously short listed stock by Wall Street

Famous Birthdays

Hetty GreenHetty Green (1834-1916)

1834-11-21 American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", born in New Bedford, Massachusetts

John GutfreundJohn Gutfreund (1929-2016)

1929-09-14 American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), born in NYC, New York

  • 1933-01-30 Louis Rukeyser, American financial journalist (Wall Street Week), born in New York (d. 2006)
  • 1947-03-27 Walt Mossberg, American journalist, the highest-paid journalist at the Wall Street Journal, born in Warwick, Rhode Island

Leonardo DiCaprioLeonardo DiCaprio (48 years old)

1974-11-11 American actor (The Departed, Inception, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California

Jonah HillJonah Hill (38 years old)

1983-12-20 American actor (Superbad, Moneyball, The Wolf of Wall Street), born in Los Angeles, California


Famous Deaths

  • 1902-12-04 Charles Dow, American journalist and economist (co-founded Dow Jones and 1st editor of Wall St Journal), dies at 51

Hetty GreenHetty Green (1834-1916)

1916-07-03 American businesswoman and financier whose wealth and miserliness saw her known as the "Witch of Wall Street", dies of a stroke at 81

John GutfreundJohn Gutfreund (1929-2016)

2016-03-09 American investment banker, CEO of Salomon Brothers (King of Wall Street), dies at 86