On this day: October 29

Published On: Oct 28 2012 10:43:56 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2015 01:00:00 AM CDT

The Red Cross is formed, the New York Stock Exchange crashes on "Black Tuesday," Cassius Clay fights for the first time, John Glenn returns to space, and Sandy slams the East Coast, all on this day.

OTD October 29 - Francisco Duran
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1994: Francisco Martin Duran fires 29 shots from an SKS rifle at the White House from Pennsylvania Avenue. Duran would later be convicted of trying to kill President Bill Clinton and be sentenced to 40 years in prison.

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