History Blog

May 17

Happy Birthday Kathleen Sullivan-59 Bill Paxton-57 Bob Saget-56 Sugar Ray Leonard-56 Enya Bhraonáin-51 Craig Ferguson-50 Sendhil Ramamurthy-38 ; 1792 The New York Stock Exchange was founded by brokers meeting under a tree on what is now Wall Street ; 1954, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka ruling, which declared that racially segregated public schools were inherently unequal.