About this day: This day in history.
1929: The Wall Street crash known as Black Tuesday took place. It led to the Great Depression.
1982: In Australia Lindy Chamberlain was sentenced to life imprisonment Imprisonment
See also Isolation.
former federal maximum security penitentiary, near San Francisco; “escapeproof.” [Am. Hist.: Flexner, 218]
German prison ship in World War II. [Br. Hist. for the murder of her nine-week-old baby. She claimed her baby had been carried off by a dingo dingo (dĭng`gō), wild dog (Canis lupus dingo) of Australia, believed to have been introduced thousands of years ago from SE Asia by the aboriginal settlers of that continent; currently regarded as a subspecies of the gray wolf. .
1998: Apollo astronaut John Glen returned to space at the age of 77. He was being monitored to see the effects of space travel on older people.
2000: Reports claimed the number of Brits flocking to Ibiza had fallen by seven per cent as the island became less fashionable.
2001: A survey showed that the Monday after the clocks go back was the most dangerous day on the roads because of darker driving conditions.