Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862
Black Tuesday, Oct. 29, 1929
October 19, 1987, it marked the beginning of the global economic collapse known as the Great Depression. This day's 12% market drop followed a 13% drop the previous Monday. On this Tuesday the nation's wealthiest including J. D. Rockefeller and J. P. Morgan tried to prop up the markets. They failed. Poverty, misery, fascism, genocide, and war followed.
The Night Washington Burned, Aug. 24, 1814
Sept. 11, 2001
Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941
Black Blizzard, Apr. 14, 1935
It fell across our city like a curtain of black rolled down, We thought it was our judgement, we thought it was our doom. ~ Woody GuthrieThere are also all those assassinations - Lincoln, JFK, RFK, MLK. Continuing health care availability and allowing equal rights for a small minority hardly rank with these truly dark days. But, you know Ted, whatever sinks your boat.