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  • October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    A woman born in the United States today has a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during her life. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for women in the United States. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month focuses attention on the disease and is chance to raise awareness about the importance of screening and the early detection.

    free resource button small  October Is Breast Cancer Awareness MonthThis directory of resources from Breast Cancer Sourcebook provides information on organizations that provide information, support, and advocacy for people with breast cancer.

    Comprehensive information about the risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of breast cancer is available in Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 5th Edition.

    Posted: October 5, 2016

  • The Stock Market Crash of 1929

    On October 29, 1929—known as Black Tuesday, the day of the Stock Market Crash—the nation was pulled into the most frightening economic tailspin in its history. The Great Depression lasted for more than ten years, gave rise to some innovative social programs, and finally ended as the nation prepared for World War II.

    free resource button small  The Stock Market Crash of 1929Two years after the Stock Market Crash, in October 1931, President Herbert Hoover spoke about the crisis in this radio address to the nation, taken from Defining Moments: The Great Depression and the New Deal.

    Additional information about the events leading up to and following the Stock Market Crash, plus biographies of the key players and related primary source documents, can be found in Defining Moments: The Great Depression and the New Deal.

    Posted: October 5, 2015