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On October 29, 1929, the stock market crashed, marking the beginning of the Great Depression

October 29

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On October 29, 1929 (known as Black Tuesday), the stock market crashed, marking the beginning of the Great Depression. The worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world, the Depression would last a decade and cause mass unemployment, poverty, and hardship.

Did you know? Despite the hardships of the 1930s, Americans still found ways to keep their spirits up – radio shows and movies were very popular and such classics such as It’s A Wonderful Life, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and Gone with the Wind were produced during this time.

 

The Automat, Edward Hopper, 1927

 

-Written by Anna Zemaitaitis, Media and Digital Content Associate

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