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Feb 8th in New York City History

Posted: Feb 7, 2013 | 11:31 PM
by Jared Goldstein

1834:  Happy Birthday American Valentine!  Robert Elton sold the US' first mass-produced Valentine cards.

1940:  Ted Koppel, ABC television journalist born.  

His show Nightline was an outgrowth of his nightly special coverage of the American Embassy Hostage Crisis in Iran during the Carter Administration.  

No such shows developed during the Reagan hostage crises, even after it was revealed that Reagan was bribing the Iranians to release hostages who then took more to replace the freed ones, the Iran-Contra Scandals.

1942:  Pride of the Bronx, comedian Robert Klein, born.

1971:  NASDAQ, the world's first electronic stock exchange, held its first trading day.


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