29 October

The anniversary of The Wall Street Crash

Harvey Wallbanger

So we are drinking a...

Harvey Wallbanger

This day in 1929 was known as Black Tuesday, the day when the US stock market lost over $14 billion in a single day, an event that most consider marks the beginning of the (first?) 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 the day after Black Tuesday, one man dragged from a window ledge to save him from suicide 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 Cornwall Negroni would have been a fitting option.

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