October 24 1929 CE – The Great Depression Begins with the “Black Thursday” Crash

October 24 1929 CE – The Great Depression Begins with the “Black Thursday” CrashRate this post *Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons The 1920s had been a wild decade in the United States. In the wake of World War I, it seemed as if the nation found itself with a fresh perspective on life — and it all came crashing down on October 24, 1929. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, after accelerating to new heights year after year, suddenly plummeted, launching the Great Depression. Though the decade would go on to be known as the Roaring Twenties, there was little reason for optimism early in the 1920s. After closing near 120 during […]