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    Black Monday Stock Market Crash

Dejected man with head in hands; newspaper is scattered on floor with headlines of Stock market crash. October 1929.

Just as the stock market crash of October 28, 1929, has forever come to be remembered as "Black Tuesday," so October 19, 1987, has come to be known as "Black Monday." It was on this day that the stock market again crashed, precipitating one of the first finacial crises of the modern globalized era.

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Dejected man with head in hands, newspaper on floor with headlines of Stock market crash.
Reprint of drawing by Rollin Kirby. October 1929.
Prints & Photographs Division
Library of Congress
Reproduction number: LC-USZ62-55980

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