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By On This Day in NYC's History

BLACK TUESDAY’s CRASH OF ’29

On October 29, 1929: The New York Stock Exchange crashed, marking the end of the Great Bull market of the Roaring Twenties and the beginning of the Great Depression.

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Image courtesy of Life Science Foundation

SANDY HIT THE NORTH EAST

On October 29, 2012: Hurricane Sandy‘s storm surge hit New York City, flooding streets and subway lines, cutting off power, and destroying homes and neighborhoods.

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Image courtesy of ABC News

BORN ON THIS DAY: RICHARD DREYFUSS

On October 29, 1947: Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss was born in Brooklyn.

Image courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

Image courtesy of Hollywood Reporter

 

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