The American stock market crash of 1929 that started the Great Depression and had worldwide economic and political consequences.
Wall Street Crash
Fact of the Day
Roman women would use lead and crocodile dung, among other things, as make-up.
Quote of the Day
"If a book is worth reading, it is worth buying. "
~ John Ruskin
On This Day
1492 Columbus 'discovered' Cuba.
1647 The Putney Debates began on how Britain should be governed
1664 The Royal Marines was founded as the Duke of York and Albany's Maritime Regiment of Foot, with a strength of 1200 infantry
1922 The Italian king gave power to Mussolini after 30,000 blackshirts gathered in Rome, thus establishing the first fascist government.