Oct. 29: Stock Market Crash of ’29; John Glenn Returns to Space

Oct 30, 2011 12:12am

1929 ‘Black Tuesday’ Stock Market Crash

The stock market crashed on “Black Tuesday” when panicked investors traded off millions of shares.  The collapse of the stock market contributed to America’s declining economy, and over the subsequent weeks the country plunged into the Great Depression of 1929.

 

1997 U.S.-China Summit

President Clinton welcomed China’s president to the White House amidst protests against China’s human rights policies.

 

1998 John Glenn Returns to Space

NASA’s space shuttle Discovery blasted off with 77-year-old John Glenn on board.  John Glenn set the record for the oldest human to travel in space with this flight.

 

1998 HD TV Debuts

The first high definition digital TV sets are unveiled to the public, broadcasting the launch of the space shuttle Discovery.

 

2004 Osama Bin Laden Releases Video Message

In a videotape released in 2004, Osama Bin Laden referenced the 9/11 attacks and the U.S. elections.

 

Famous Birthdays

1942 Bob Ross

1947 Richard Dreyfuss

1961 Randy Jackson

1971 Winona Ryder

 

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