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Black Thursday happened Oct. 24, 1929, "when the New York Stock Exchange plummeted, leading to the Great Depression of the 1930s."
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Six days later . . .

Black Tuesday happened Oct. 29, 1929,  "when the DJIA fell 12% - one of the largest one-day drops in stock market history. More than 16 million shares were traded in a panic selloff."
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Watching the Ticker Became a National Sport

'The Wall Street Banquet.' Wealthy American industrialists read a golden ticker tape. Among them are John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford and J.P. Morgan, 1928.

RIVERA: BANQUET, 1928. - 'The Wall Street Banquet.' Wealthy American Industrialists Read A Golden Ticker Tape. Among Them Are John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford And J.P. Morgan. Mural By Diego Rivera At The Ministry Of Education In Mexico City, 1928.. Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 2 Jan 2012.

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Black Thursday - October 24, 1929


Scene of panic outside of the New York Stock Exchange, Thursday 24th October 1929 , the first day of the Wall Street stock market crash, known as Black Thursday.
Scene Of Panic Outside Of The New York Stock Exchange, Thursday 24th October 1929 . Fine Art. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 30 Dec 2011

Black Tuesday - October 29, 1929

The Wall Street Crash, c.1929 
The Wall Street Crash, C.1929 . Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 30 Dec 2011.