Start date: Oct 28, 1929
End date: Oct 29, 1929
Crowd gathering on Wall Street after the 1929 crash.
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539 BCE | Cyrus takes Babylon and founder of the Persian Empire is king of the world
The Persian Achaemenid Empire already stretches across a huge swath of the known world when its leader, Cyrus the Great, conquers another great capital, Babylon. His Cyrus Cylinder will proclaim him “king of the four corners of the world” and set out many reforms for Mesopotamia.1792 | A British visitor names Oregon’s highest peak as Mt. Hood named
Britain’s Lt. William Broughton, traveling in Captain Vancouver’s company, spots a “very high, snowy mountain,” as he stands on present-day Sauvie Island in the American Northwest’s Columbia River. He’ll name the stratovolcano ‘Mount Hood’ in tribute to British admiral Samuel Hood.1956 | Suez Crisis starts as a Mideast passage to India spurs a global crisis
Two months after Egypt’s president nullifies British control over a strategic maritime passage by nationalizing the Suez Canal, Israeli forces invade to take it back. Britain and the US will soon join them, sparking a dangerous struggle that grows to include another superpower, the USSR.
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 530 BC · Syr Darya
Spouse: Cassandane · Neithiyti
Children: Atossa (Daughter) · Cambyses II (Son) · Bardiya (Son) · Roxane (Daughter) · Artystone (Daughter)
Parents: Cambyses I (Father) · Mandane of Media (Mother)
The Achaemenid Empire under Cyrus's rule. Persia became the largest empire the world had yet seen.