- 1929Crash!The New York Stock Exchange crashed on Black Tuesday, precipitating the Great Depression.
William Penn arrived in Pennsylvania.
Mozart's opera Don Giovanni debuted in Prague.
American newspaperman Joseph Pulitzer died in Charleston, S.C.
The Republic of Turkey was proclaimed under Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.
Israel invaded the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula during the Suez Canal crisis.
The Star of India and other gems were stolen from the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
The National Organization for Women was founded.
John Glenn, the first American to orbit the Earth, returned to space at age 77.
European leaders signed the European Union's first constitution.
A 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck Baluchistan, one of Pakistan's poorest regions. At least 200 people were killed and more than 15,000 were left homeless.
Hurricane Sandy smashed into the eastern seaboard of the U.S., killing 117 people in the U.S. and 69 in Canada and the Caribbean. The storm caused about $50 billion in damage in the U.S.
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