Monday, October 23, 2023

This week in history #43

Last week's photos:
1701 Yale University
1987 Black Monday
1818 US-Canadian Border
1879 Incandescent Lamp

Last year we looked at obscure holidays. This year, let’s look at major world events that occurred each week.  Make your best guess in the comments as to the years of each event.  No googling!

Week #43

October 24, ____ - The United Nations was founded.

October 26, ____ - The Erie Canal opened as the first major man-made waterway in America. It cost over $7 million and took eight years to complete.

October 28, ____ - Harvard University was founded in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

October 29, ____ - The stock market crashed when more than 16 million shares were dumped amid tumbling prices. The Great Depression followed.

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