This Day in Failure: October 29

2001: France’s top female ski racer, Regine Cavagnoud, 31, suffers severe brain damage and internal injuries after ramming into a German racing coach at more than 60 mph during a training run in Austria. She dies two days later.

1929: The stock market crashes and the Great Depression begins as sixteen million shares are sold on the New York Stock Exchange. On this day, now known as Black Tuesday, investors lose seventy-four billion dollars.