In 1929, the 29th of October is the day the Great Depression officially began. The stock market had been going down, but this was the day of the crash that didn’t rebound. The bubble burst and it would take over a decade for the world’s economy to recover and then there was a World War.
Other significant events in history have occurred on 29 October. Such as the first internet message in 1969. Sir Walter Raleigh was executed on this day in 1618. A plane crash in 1980 led to the cancellation of the planned second Iranian hostage rescue. And more. What if . . .