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Mark Pennell sits at the helm of his time machine.Mark's Almanac is a 90-second time travel that highlights the world's history from the very serious to the sometimes sublime.

Mark's Almanac for October 29, 2020

A photo of a crowd of people gather outside the New York Stock Exchange following the Crash of 1929.
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A crowd of people gather outside the New York Stock Exchange following the Crash of 1929.

On this date in 1929, the stock market collapsed. The event itself would be known as Black Tuesday and would lead the country into the Great Depression.