Glenn Miller (of the Glenn Miller orchestra) disappeared in 1944 while flying to Paris during WWII spurring conspiracy theories including he was assassinated on the way to broker a secret peace deal with Germany and that he died of a heart attack in a Parisian brothel. Investigated in 2019. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gle…
That stock brokers make most of their money from interest and selling order flow (even before going commission-free) daytradereview.com/how-st…
Today I learned about the Hoe Avenue Peace meeting. It was a meeting in the early 70s between several of New York City's street gangs to broker peace and set rules regarding open warfare on the streets. It was in response to the murder of "Black Benjie," a gang member-turned community activist. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoe…
Today I learned of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, an African-American Wall Street broker who was a millionaire during the 1800s. His work was so successful that even during the Civil War and shortly after the Draft Riots, he let it be known he was willing to receive cigars and champagne in exchange for his services. theatlantic.com/business/…
Shortly after inside man was released, Denzel Washington was called out in a letter by Colombian rebels to help broker a deal to exchange prisoners for hostages between them and the Colombian government. cbc.ca/news/entertainment…
Jeremiah G. Hamilton was a Wall Street broker noted as "the only Black millionaire in New York" about a decade before the American Civil War. He amassed a fortune of $2 million ($250,000,000 in 2018 dollars) by the time of his death in 1875. He was known as "The Prince of Darkness" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jer…
Gene Greytak was a real estate broker who moonlighted as an actor, but he only played and made personal appearances as Pope John Paul II. If you saw the Pope in a movie or on a sitcom before 2005, it was Gene. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
I learned there is a Restaurant/Cafe in London where you can eat Eggs, Bread and Porridge for free, with a Tea. Its a pay what you want concept and open for everyone. Everyone’s welcome, no matter if you are a City Broker or simply broke. eggsandbread.co.uk/
Today I learned about Tony Kiritsis, who in 1977, believing that his mortgage broker was conspiring to take his home from him, took him hostage by wiring a shotgun to his head. He then paraded him around the streets of Indianapolis, in front of police and media, and held him prisoner for 63 hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
The main reason Warren Buffet didn’t help broker a deal to save Lehman Brothers from collapse during the 2008 financial crisis is that he didn’t see a text sent to his flip phone, for 10 months. theatlantic.com/business/…
Today I learned about a 3 day hostage situation in 1977. The kidnapper had a rig setup (metal choker and trigger hooked to his finger) with a shotgun to a mortgage brokers head after he felt he was taken advantage of in a land deal. mashable.com/2016/03/31/k…
Blockbusting, a business practice used by real estate brokers to buy a house in a white neighbourhood, rent it to a black family, and buy the rest of the neighbourhood at a discounted price after urging nervous white families to leave the neighbourhood. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blo…
: In 2010 a sole investment broker was responsible for raising oil prices to an 8-month high in a drunken stupor he couldn't recall. He spent $520 million dollars of his employers' money in 30 minutes. telegraph.co.uk/finance/n…
In 2014, a Spanish 20-year-old university student forged police and secret service documents, infiltrated the king’s coronation ceremony, shook his hand, and then impersonated a government adviser to broker a lucrative business deal. nytimes.com/2014/10/22/wo…
Bill Murray has eight siblings, including several actors/screenwriters, a stock broker, a polio victim, and a nun! heightline.com/bill-murra…
Tommy Chong, while in jail, convinced stock broker Jordan Belfont to write a memoir about his story on Wall Street. That story turned out to be The Wolf on Wall Street en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jor…
Maggie Wheeler (Janice from Friends) is the daughter of a stock broker who left an estate of $100 million when he passed. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mag…
Today I learned of Tony Kiritsis, an Indianapolis man who kidnapped his mortgage broker holding him at gunpoint for 63 hours using a wire called a "dead man's line" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
Today I learned of Tony Kiritsis, who strapped a shotgun to the back of a mortgage broker's head and held him hostage for almost three days, becoming the first hostage crisis to play out live on television. youtube.com/watch?v=Qi7n1…
In 1990 Donald Trump threatened to sue the stock broker firm Janney Montgomery Scott after an analyst made negative comments regarding the financial prospects of the Taj Mahal. The analyst was fired, refusing to withdraw the statement. The Taj Mahal declared bankruptcy later that same year. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don…
Financial Heroβ€”Businessman and broker Haym Solomon was responsible for raising most of the money needed to finance the American Revolution and later to save the new nation from collapse. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hay…
The porn actor Lexington Steele used to be a stock broker and would have been in the World Trade Centre on 9/11 if he hadn't started making porn en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lex…
Today I learned of the Palmarian church, started when AndalucΓ­an school girls saw a Virgin Mary on a tree. An insurance broker claimed the Virgin Mary had come to him, and founded the ultra-conservative sect of Catholicism with rules like no shorts or Santa among others and which idolizes Franco and Hitler. elpais.com/elpais/2016/05…
Today I learned of Gene Greytak, a real estate broker who made a career as an actor by impersonating Pope John Paul II because of his facial resemblance to the pontiff. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gen…
The Ticket Resale business is finally under direct scrutiny by the government and many respected artists have been battling this resale war for years. Some states even have what's called a ticket broker license to get around these laws. seatgeek.com/tba/articles…
Rudolf Hess - the Nazi Party's second-in-command secretly flew to Scotland early during WW2 to broker a peace deal that would see Germany withdraw from Western Europe in return for being allowed to attack Russia. spiegel.de/international/…
Today I learned of Tony Kiritsis, an Indianapolis man who took his mortgage broker hostage, an incident played out over live TV in 1977 indystar.com/story/news/h…
The New York Stock Exchange started in 1792 when a group of 24 brokers and lenders met and signed an agreement to trade securities only among themselves, to set trading fees, and not to participate in other auctions of securities outside of their group. hermes-press.com/wshist1.…
Rudolph Hess the Deputy to Adolf Hitler and 1st in line to be his successor flew to England in 1941 without Nazi authorization to broker peace with England. He was arrested and was imprisoned, during which time he started getting increasingly paranoid and had faux amnesia. smithsonianmag.com/histor…
There are companies known as data brokers that gather everyone's personal information including sexual preferences, medical history, financial history, whether they have mental disorders and more, and then sell their names and contact information on lists. cbsnews.com/news/data-bro…
Today I learned of Tony Kiritsis who kidnapped his mortgage broker and tethered a shotgun to his victims head with a "Dead Man's Switch" ensuring that if he was killed or incapacitated the weapon would fire. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ton…
A hacker group called The Shadow Brokers have used exploits named EXTRABACON and EPICBANANA. blogs.cisco.com/security/…
The Sears Tower Was Bought by a London Insurance Broker and Renamed "The Willis Tower" Last Year archives.chicagotribune.c…
Broker's Tip was a racehorse credited with only a single win, which happened to be in the 1933 Kentucky Derby. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
The biggest 'fat finger' trading loss in history was narrowly avoided when a Japanese broker managed to cancel rogue orders worth Β£380bn, larger than the Swedish economy. theguardian.com/business/…
When McDonalds first became a publicly traded company in 1965, many Wall Street brokers were wary as they had never heard of it. However, investors across the country bought shares and many became millionaires after a week. books.google.ca/books?id=…
Quebec is the only province in Canada where eal estate brokers are required to divulge the β€œpresence of an unexplained phenomenon” to a potential buyer blogs.montrealgazette.com…
The Eggs Benedict was invented in NYC by a hungover stock-broker. (Take that Frenchies!) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg…
The lunch counter (a.k.a. fast food) was invented during the civil war because bank brokers were so busy they couldn't go home for lunch. nytimes.com/books/first/j…
Josh Brolin, considered quitting acting to become a stock broker and was a co-founder of the now defunct trading site MarketProbability.com en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jos…
Today I learned of Nick Leeson, a derivatives broker who caused the collapse of the United Kingdom's oldest investment bank en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
In the 80's and 90's airplane parts from parts brokers were so often forged that an audit from the USDOT for the FAA parts bin turned up 39% of the parts to be forged, parts even on Air Force One were found to be forged. Oh and "95% of the parts in that broker's inventory were forged" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Par…
In 1998, an insurance broker was sued by a viatical settlement investor because his supposedly terminal client had lived too long. nytimes.com/1998/07/19/ma…
In 2006 Colombian rebels asked Denzel Washington to help broker hostage exchange. cbc.ca/news/arts/film/sto…
There are people who are professional fantasy brokers. They are a kind of make-a-wish program for adults that pay for it. trivia-library.com/a/busi…
People are using data broker information to make important decisions about the real you based on the virtual you, decisions like your credit score, your insurance rates, and even whether you get a job. abine.com/blog/2012/abine…
On this day (May 17) twenty-four stock brokers signed the Buttonwood Agreement to establish the New York Stock Exchange. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…

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