The Day They Blew Up Wall Street

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Amid all the chaos today, we're going to take a break to remember the bombing of Wall Street on September 16th, 1920. Just before noon, a horse-drawn wagon stopped across the street from the headquarters of the J.P. Morgan at 23 Wall Street. The bells from Trinity church rang out. A few moments later, hundreds of pounds of dynamite wrapped with heavy cast-iron slugs cut from window sash exploded. The shrapnel tore through concrete, animals, people and glass.
Thirty-eight people were killed. At least 400 persons were injured. Windows were shattered up to a half-mile away. For the first time ever, trading was halted on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange because of violence.
The perpetrators were never caught.

Big Bang on Wall Street
[New York Press]
A Look at a 1920 Bombing [TheStreet.com]

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