24 Oct 2008
From BBC's website: This Day in History
1929: The Wall Street Crash begins in New York with Black Thursday. It causes a worldwide economic depression.
...Interesting that today worldwide markets are violently continuing their recent downward trend. Seems like a lot of over-reaction in the markets, but as long as we actually come out the other side of this mess with better spending/credit habits, I'm not sure I mind all that much.