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 - Cassius Clay
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1960: In Louisville, Kentucky, Cassius Clay (who later took the name Muhammad Ali) is victorious in his first professional fight, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker.

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