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By On This Day in NYC's History

THE BEGINNING OF THE END

On October 24, 1929: The Wall Street Crash of 1929 began; the day was known as “Black Thursday”. Black Tuesday, the official crash of the market, was days later on October 29th.

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BIGS UP, GWB

On October 24, 1931: The George Washington Bridge was dedicated, almost exactly four years after groundbreaking started on the construction of the bridge. It opened to traffic the next day.

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BORN ON THIS DAY: ZAC POSEN

On October 24, 1980: Fashion designer Zac Posen was born in NYC.

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