On this day, which was to become known as Black Tuesday, in 1929, the US stock market lost over $14 billion in a single day, an event that most consider marks the beginning of the Great Depression.
Did Wall Street's finest leap from their windows, as many believe? Not as many as you would think. Though Winston Churchill witnessed a suicide in New York the day after Black Tuesday, one man who was dragged from a window ledge before he could jump turned out to be a window cleaner. While some of the city's great and good did turn to suicide in the aftermath of the crash, it's likely that many more turned to a restorative drink. We think a Black Martini would have been a good option.
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