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TODAY IN HISTORY

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1817

The New York Stock & Exchange Board, which had its beginnings in 1792, was formally organized; it later became known as the New York Stock Exchange.

1948

The Supreme Court, in McCollum v. Board of Education, struck down voluntary religious education classes in Champaign, Illinois, public schools, saying the program violated separation of church and state.

1979

Technology firm Philips demonstrat­ed a prototype compact disc player.

2014

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 with 239 people on board, vanished during a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.

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