Tuesday, October 24, 2006

History of the day for October 24

In 1929, minutes before the stock market crash, Kenneth Alworth sells every stock he owns. Walking out of the building a rich man, he is struck dead by the first broker to jump out of a window. This marks the invention of irony.

1 comment:

The Husband said...

what if the guy had life insurance?!?!? then his beneficiaries would receive the death benefit tax free.