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Forbes: 10 Memorable Events That Closed the NYSE

False Armistice Report (Nov. 7, 1918)

At noon on the East Coast, the president of United Press fired off a cable to New York: GERMANY GIVES UP, WAR ENDS AT 2 P.M. Euphoria quickly erupted. Courts were closed, as church bells and sirens rang out. An anti-craft gun, stationed on the roof of 120 Broadway, marked the occasion by firing blank shells. The NYSE stopped at 2 p.m.The media report was incorrect. The Germans were, in fact, simply crossing to meet with Allied commanders. World War One would officially end four days later.

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