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5 Fun Facts About October 29 In New York History

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1. In 1929, the New York Stock Exchange crashed on October 29, leading to the Great Depression. This event resulted in billions of dollars being lost, and many businesses and individuals losing their savings.

2. In 1955, the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first-ever World Series on October 29. The team defeated the New York Yankees in a seven-game series, making them the first team from Brooklyn to win the championship.

3. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy hit New York on October 29. The storm caused massive damage to homes and businesses, flooded subway tunnels, and caused widespread power outages.

4. In 1901, the New York Metropolitan Opera House opened its doors on October 29. The building was a Renaissance-style structure designed by architect J.H. Morgan, and it quickly became one of the city's most prestigious cultural institutions.

5. In 1969, the first-ever computer-to-computer communication took place on October 29 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The connection was made between UCLA and the Stanford Research Institute, and it was the beginning of what would become the internet as we know it today.
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