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History Buffs: New Feature on Wall Street History

Wednesday, 15 Feb 2012 | 6:47 PM ET

If you're a faithful Fast Money fan, you might remember "This Day in Fast Money History;" our feature that profiled historic business milestones.

Although that feature may be gone, it's not forgotten.

It inspired us to try out a new feature. One we hope you enjoy every bit as much.

Over the next few weeks, we'll be rolling out a handful of short videos about The History of Wall Street.

The first is narrated by Ron Insana, a self described history aficionado and author of Traders' Tales: A Chronicle of Wall Street Myths, Legends, and Outright Lies.

Our debut topic is how Wall Street got its name. Do you know why Wall Street is called Wall Street?

Find out now - the video is only 90 seconds!

How Wall Street Got Its Name
In this edition of CNBC.com's History of Wall Street, Ron Insana has the story of how New York's famous financial district got its name in the 18th century.

And if you like what you see, after the video either 1) comment below or 2) send us an e-mail at fastmoney-web@cnbc.com and tell us about other Street history topics you might want us to cover.

-- Lee Brodie
Fast Money Web Producer





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