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Forbes: 10 Memorable Events That Closed the NYSE

Black Monday Aftermath (Oct. 31, 1929)

A one-day recovery on Wednesday, Oct. 30, did little to staunch the bleeding. Earlier that week, from Monday to Tuesday, the Dow Jones industrial average mounted historic losses, still the worst plunge in history. The ticker did not stop running until 7:30 p.m. on that Tuesday because of the day's massive trading volume. NYSE closed at 2 p.m. on Oct. 31 to allow firms to catch-up.Here, stock ticker from the day of the 1929 stock market crash is displayed at the 'Capital of Capital" at the Museum of the City of New York.

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