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ATTACK ON THE U.S.

Saturday, Feb. 4, 2006

Special closings

The New York Stock Exchange has shut down for one day or longer on a number of occasions since the outbreak of the First World War. Here are a few of them:

July 31, 1914 - closed for 4½ months following the outbreak of the First World War.
Jan. 7, 1933 - closed for one day for the funeral of U.S. president Calvin Coolidge.
March 4, 1933 - New York declared a "banking holiday" during the Great Depression. The NYSE was closed until March 14.
April 14, 1945 - closed for a national day of mourning for president Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Aug. 15, 1945 - closed one day for the end of the Second World War.
Nov. 25, 1963 - closed one day for the funeral of president John F. Kennedy
April 9, 1968 - closed one day for the funeral of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Feb. 10, 1969 - Heavy snow forced the exchange to close for the day.
July 21, 1969 - Closed for one day to honour the landing of the first man on the moon.
Jan. 25, 1973 - closed for one day for the funeral of president Lyndon Johnson.
Sept. 11, 2001 - closed for one day following the terrorist attacks on New York's World Trade Center and the Pentagon in Washington.




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  • In Canada - Relatives of Canadian victims of the World Trade Centre attacks wonder why there's no six-month memorial here at home.

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