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THE BEGINNING OF THE END

On October 24, 1929: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 began — the day was known as “Black Thursday.” Black Tuesday, the official crash of the market, was days later on October 29th. The crash signified the beginning of the Great Depression.

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ZAC POSEN

On October 24, 1980: Fashion designer Zac Posen was born in NYC. After creating an atelier in his parents’ living room, Posen began dressing numerous celebrities, becoming recognizable for his strong feminine aesthetic. Outside of developing his own line, Posen created a line of women’s’ clothing for Target and appeared as a judge on the television show Project Runway.

BIG UP, GWB

On October 24, 1931: The George Washington Bridge was dedicated, almost exactly four years after groundbreaking started on the construction of the bridge. It opened to traffic the next day.

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