May 17 in History News, ‘The New York Stock Exchange’ and Many more..

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World News, May 17, 2023. The date of May 17 is recorded in the history of the country and the world for many important reasons. The world’s largest stock exchange ‘The New York Stock Exchange’ was started on this date in 1792.

फ़ोटोIt was started by only 24 people. Today, more than two thousand companies are registered in this stock exchange. It is the largest stock exchange in the world by market capitalisation.

More than 90 lakh stocks and securities are traded here every day. It is also known as ‘The Big Board’. Its founders were all in the business of trading bonds and securities in New York. In March 1792, these people held a meeting in a hotel in New York. Its purpose was to make business more secure and better. Before this, there was no one place to do business and there were no written rules and regulations.

These people signed an agreement after two months on 17th May. It was named the Buttonwood Agreement. In this agreement, there were rules and regulations related to securities business. Actually this agreement was signed under the buttonwood tree in a garden. For this reason it was named Buttonwood Agreement. With this the New York Stock Exchange started. Muriel Siebert was the first woman to trade in 1967. In 2007, Europe’s stock exchange ‘Euronext’ merged with it. The next year it acquired the American Stock Exchange.

Important Events

1498: Vasco da Gama anchored for the first time near Calicut.
1540 Afgan chief Sher Khan defeats Mongul Emperor Humayun at Kanauj.
1540: Sher Shah defeated Humayun at Hardoi. It is known in history as the Battle of Kannauj.
1630 Italian Jesuit Niccolo Zucchi sees the belts on Jupiter’s surface.
1681 Louis XIV sends and expedition to aid James II in Ireland. As a result, England declares war on France.
1756 Britain declares war on France.
1769: The East India Company imposed restrictions on weavers to destroy the textile industry of Bengal.
1792 Merchants form the New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
1814 Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden.
1857: Bahadur Shah Zafar II was declared an independent Mughal emperor.
1863 Union General Ulysses Grant continues his push towards Vicksburg at the Battle of the Big Black River Bridge.
1865: Celebration of World Communication Day started.
1875 The first Kentucky Derby is run in Louisville.
1881 Frederick Douglass is appointed recorder of deeds for Washington, D.C.
1940 Germany occupies Brussels, Belgium and begins the invasion of France.
1949: India decided to remain in the group of Commonwealth countries.
1954 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously rules for school integration in Brown v. Board of Education.
1973 The Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.
1974: 23 people died in three car bomb blasts in Dublin city of Ireland. more than 100 injured.
1975: Japan’s Junko Taibei became the first woman to climb Mount Everest.
1987: Sunil Gavaskar retired from Test cricket.
1987 In the Persian Gulf the American guided missile frigate USS Stark is struck by 2 Exocet missiles fired by an Iraqi aircraft; only one detonates, but 37 sailors are killed and 21 are wounded. Whether the launch was deliberate or a mistake is still debated.
2000: The Upper House of the Parliament of Russia approved the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.
2000: Two Royal Marine commandos of Britain reached the North Pole without any help. He became the first British citizen to accomplish this feat.
2002: The dead body of American journalist Daniel Pearl was recovered from the cemetery in Pakistan.
2007: Fourth round of India-Pakistan overall talks started in Rawalpindi.
2008: Taliban terrorists released Pakistan’s ambassador Tariq Azizuddin.
2010: Indian boxers won all six gold medals of the Commonwealth Boxing Championship.
2010: India tested ‘Agni-2’ missile capable of hitting two thousand kilometers.

Birth Dates :

1444 Sandro Botticelli, painter (The Birth of Venus).
1749: Edward Jenner, the inventor of the smallpox vaccine. Physician, at Almora, Uttarakhand, India.
1836 Joseph Norman Lockyer, British astonomer, discovered helium.
1866 Erik Alfred Leslie Satie, French composer.
1897: Hindi and Braj language poet Dhirendra Verma.
1900 Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious leader.
1903 James “Cool Papa” Bell, baseball player.
1912 Archibald Cox, special prosecutor in the Watergate hearings, fired by President Nixon.
1953: Hindi cinema character actress Preeti Ganguly.


1972: Padma Shri awarded sculptor Raghunath Krishna Phadke.
2021: Famous cardiologist Dr. KK Aggarwal.
2014: CP Krishnan Nair, India’s famous hotel industrialist and founder of ‘Hotel Leela Group’.


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