Today in History

  • 29 October, 2014
  • Editor

On this day in 1863, eighteen countries met in Geneva and agreed to form the International Red Cross.

On this day in 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed in what will be called the Crash of '29 or "Black Tuesday", ending the Great Bull Market of the 1920s and beginning the Great Depression.

On this day in 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit the east coast of the United States, killing 148 directly and 138 indirectly, while leaving nearly $70 billion in damages and causing major power outages.

On this day 2013, Turkey opened a sea tunnel connecting Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul.

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