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October 29th in NYC History

Posted: Oct 28, 2012 | 5:10 PM
by Jared Goldstein


1929:  Black Tuesday on Wall Street as the market loses $9 billion
that day.  The collapse began four days earlier, but the onslaught was
despite the best efforts of the Federal Reserve and America's top
corporations.  Police protected the stock exchange on Wall Street. 
Ambulances were at the ready for suicides.  The Mayor asked that movie
theaters only show upbeat films.
Stock prices collapsed on the New York Stock Exchange amid panic selling. Thousands of investors were wiped out.




Thomas Francis Bayard 10/29/1828 - 9/28/1898
American statesman, diplomat and lawyer



Henry James publishes The Portrait of a Lady.


1889:  The Giants win the
World Series, coming back from a 3-1 game disadvantage at the Polo
Grounds against Brooklyn scoring 3-2.  They won five in a row in the best of ten series.


1891, Fanny Brice, the American comic singer, was born. She died on May 29, 1951.  Funny Lady.  Broadway star Fanny Brice was born Fanny Borach in Newark, N.J.
http://www.nytimes.com/learning/general/onthisday/bday/1029.html

1920: 
Ed Barrow becomes the Yankees General Manager.  He did quite well over
the next 24 years with them, as he joined another former Red Soxer, Babe
Ruth to win many World's Series.







Dominick Dunne, chronicler of high-profile crimes, is born,
1925


Richard Dreyfuss  Born: October
29,
1947
Age: 65 years old



Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States




Occupation: Actor




1953:  Bane of Rangers
fans, Dennis Potvin, born.  As Captain he led the Islanders to all 4 of
their Stanley Cups from 1980-83.  He won the best defenseman award for
the NHL three years, and was runner up two other years.  He was the
NHL's leading scorer for a defenseman, shooting and passing for over
1000 career points.
Hockey Hall of Famer


1956"The Huntley-Brinkley Report" premiered as NBC's nightly TV newscast.


1966The National Organization for Women was founded.


1967The musical "Hair" opened off-Broadway.  1967...The iconic musical "Hair" opens Off-Broadway at Joseph Papp's public theater.


1992...Lemrick Nelson, a black teenager, is acquitted
of the murder of Jewish history student Yankel Rosenbaum during the
Crown Heights riots, setting off protests by Hasidic Jews in Brooklyn.
Nelson is later convicted of violating Rosenbaum's civil rights and
serves nearly ten years in jail, eventually admitting that he did in
fact stab Rosenbaum during the 1991 melee.


2004Osama bin Laden, in a videotaped statement, directly admitted for the first time that he had ordered the Sept. 11 attacks.



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