mercredi 13 décembre 2006

How did the centre of world commerce, Wall Street, get its name?

In September of 1653, the settlers in what is now New York City felt
threatened by the local Natives and by the possibility of an invasion by
Oliver Cromwell’s army. For protection, they built a large protective
wall that stretched a half-mile across Manhattan Island. That wall was
situated on the exact spot that we now know as the financial centre of
the world: Wall Street.

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