Thursday, October 29, 2009

On October 29

On this day in ...
... 1929 (80 years ago today), The New York Times reported, "Stocks Collapse In 16,410,030-share Day, But Rally At Close Cheers Brokers; Bankers Optimistic, To Continue Aid." Optimism would be shortlived; the Wall Street Stock Market Crash of '29 led to the bleak decade known as the Great Depression. (credit for photo made on the day, captioned "A solemn crowd gathers outside the Stock Exchange after the crash")
... 1952, U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Ohio) was born in Cleveland. Fudge took office on November 19, 2008, having been elected to fill a vacancy occasioned by the death of Stephanie Tubbs Jones and, beginning in January 2009, to serve her own 2-year term in Congress.

(Prior October 29 posts are here and here.)

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