On this day in Canadian pop culture: Oct. 29

1929

The Toronto Stock Exchange suffers huge losses as the New York stock market almost entirely collapses. “Black Tuesday” begins the U.S. “Great Depression” and critically affects Canadian trade as one-third of the economy is dependent on exports.

1967

The Montreal Expo ’67 closes with total attendance of more than 50 million visitors.

1998

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) makes it compulsory for all cable companies to carry Quebec’s most popular French-language TV network, TVA. Through this order, the CRTC creates Canada’s second national French-language network.

2013

A Vancouver coffee shop is the location for the world’s first Bitcoin ATM, which allows customers to trade cash for the online currency.