CHRISTMAS EVE ON WALL STREET – 1882

Sun Dec 24 2017 (20:07)

A spontaneous practical joke, on Christmas Eve 1882, at the New York Stock Exchange, ignited a wild chain reaction of very silly shenanigans. And that wasn’t the only place of business where that happened.


HISTORICAL REFERENCES:

 

Fun at the Stock Exchange; Rollicking Brokers Anticipating the Joys of Merry Christmas, New York Times, December 24, 1882.

 

Fun at the Exchanges, New York Times, December 25, 1881

 

Grocery Mens’ Jubilee: A Day of Much Amusement at the Exchange, New York Times, January 01, 1882.

 

Forgotten News: The Crime of the Century and Other Lost Stories, by Jack Finney (1983).


Book text is available for free online check-out


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Guest Host & Extro Aphorism - Kit Caren from the Forgotten News Podcast.


New York Times Reporter - AlexPeters from DACAPO Productions and the music duo Bards of Copper.


Jack FinneyP.J. Kokesh from the Bicker Bots Podcast.


Intro / Extro - Jeff Richardson from the Shattered Worlds RPG Podcast and the Everything is Awesome podcast.


MUSIC:


Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com

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Jingle Bells (Calm)


I Knew A Guy


Freesound.org:


Deck The Halls


We Wish You A Merry Christmas


Amy Cappella Leitch:


Passing Through


EXTRO APHORISM:


Source:  Chesterton, G.K., The Wrong Books At Christmas, Illustrated London News, January 09, 1909.





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