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Porfirio Díaz standing next to the Aztec Sun Stone. The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, is a large monolithic sculpture that was excavated in the Zócalo, the main square of Mexico City, on December 17, 1790. It was discovered while Mexico City Cathedral was being repaired. The stone is approximately 12 feet across and weighs approximately 24 tons.
The July 1889 find in Nampa, Idaho, of a small human figure during a well-drilling operation caused intense scientific interest last century. Unmistakably made by human hands, it was found at a depth (320’) which would place its age far before the arrival of man in this part of the world. The find has never been challenged except to say that it was impossible.
Pripyat, Ukraine Site of the infamous Chernobyl incident, the entire city had to be abandoned in 1986 due to nuclear radiation.
1929: The Wall Street Crash that begins on Black Tuesday, October 29, is the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the US, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout. The crash signals the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affects all Western industrialized countries. Crowd gathers on Wall Street after the 1929 crash.