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BORN ON THIS DAY: ROBERT KLEIN

On February 8, 1942: Stand-up comedian, singer, and actor Robert Klein was born in the Bronx. Klein gained popularity in the 70s for his routines about the Watergate scandal, and has appeared in films such as Primary Colors and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Check out a bit of his stand up below:

SELL! SELL! SELL!

On February 8, 1971: The National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, aka NASDAQ, began its first day of trading. It was the world’s first electronic stock market.

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SO CRAZY RIGHT NOW

On February 8, 2004: Native New Yorker Jay-Z won two Grammy Awards for “Crazy In Love,” a collaboration with future wife Beyonce.

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