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May 17th In NYC History

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1697...The city's first streetlight law orders residents of the growing city to hang lanterns on poles outside their houses.

1792...The seeds of the New York Stock Exchange are sewn when 22 brokers and merchants sign an agreement to trade with each other and to charge commission rates to the public.

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