In 1853, Queen Victoria signed a royal charter creating the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.In 1880, the queen signed a royal charter creating an Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

On Dec. 1, 1896, the New York State Legislature created the title Certified Public Accountant. Thirteen CPA certificates were issued in alphabetical order, and Frank Broaker received CPA Certificate No. 1.

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