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Forbes: 10 Memorable Events That Closed the NYSE

World War One (July 31, 1914 to April 1, 1915)

The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand sparked the half-decade, continent-spanning conflict in June 1914. Operations at the NYSE stopped a month later. Later, in November, bond trading reopened with price restrictions. A month passed, then restricted stock trading commenced. Normal operations resumed in April 1915. Here, crosses at Notre Dame de Lorette's World War I military cemetery in Ablain-Saint-Nazaire, northern France.

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