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Forbes: 10 Memorable Events That Closed the NYSE

Civil Defense Drill (Oct. 22, 1942)

While World War Two raged overseas, Stateside officials hoped to prepare Americans for the possibility of attack. This was the first time that NYSE would stop for a defense drill. It took 26 minutes. Another drill would follow in 1943; they became a common occurrence--happening seven times--during the Cold War.

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