Monday, March 30, 2009

Way Back 1929

In 1929...

Cost of a gallon of Gas $ 0.21

Yearly Inflation Rate USA 1.17

Dow Reaches Peak of 381.17 on September 3rd prior to the slide and eventual wall street crash in October

The Wall Street Crash of 1929, is the stock-market crash that occurred in late October and started the period of The Great Depression in the United States , starting a world-wide economic crisis lasting till the mid 30's

Oil $1.75 per barrel

The 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre. Seven gangsters rivaling Al Capone are murdered in Chicago, Illinois

Total of over 200,000 die from Influenza Epidemic

The United States and Canada sign an agreement to protect Niagara Falls

US Population reaches 120 Million

Popeye, a comic strip character created by Elzie Crisler Segar, makes his debut.

The soft Drink 7-up is invented by Charles Leiper Grigg

The first car radio is made by Motorola

Edwin Hubble continued to publish much of the foundations for understanding our galaxies and much of the theory that modern astronomy is based on ( Possibly why the Hubble Space Telescope was named after him )

The growth of Airplane travel continues with flights to destinations further and further apart including India, Australia, Europe, North and South America and Asia

The bikes of '29


Anonymous said...

Hello!, my Grandfather used one of this Indians....
I would like to have photos, but...


Anonymous said...

Cool man thanks for looking, did he have a 4 or the twin?