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By On This Day in NYC's History

NASDAQ OPENS

On February 8, 1971: NASDAQ, the world’s first electronic stock exchange, held it’s first trading day. Over 2,500 over-the-counter securities were traded on a computer bulletin board-type system.

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ALL-STAR GAME

On February 8, 1998: The 48th NBA All-Star Game was held in Madison Square Garden. The East beat the West with a score of 135-114.

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PAINTING CHURCHES

On February 8, 1983: The Off-Broadway show, Painting Churches, premiered at the South Street Theater. The play was written by Tina Howe and produced by Second Stage Theater, and ran for 224 performances.

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