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This Day in History for October 29 – Great Depression Begins and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1929 – The New York Stock Exchange crashes in what will be called the Crash of ’29 or “Black Tuesday,” ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression (More info)

1969 – The first-ever computer-to-computer link is established on ARPANET, the precursor to the internet (More info)

1901 – Leon Czolgosz, the assassin of President William McKinley, is executed by electrocution (More info)

1971 – Duane Allman, a slide guitarist and the leader of the Allman Brothers Band, is killed when he loses control of his motorcycle and drives into the side of a flatbed truck in Macon, Georgia (More info)

1998 – Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space (More info)

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