On this day: October 29

Published On: Oct 28 2012 10:43:56 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2013 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, and John Glenn returns to space, all on this day.

OTD October 29 - Yemen cargo planes
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2010: Authorities on three continents announce they had thwarted multiple terrorist attacks aimed at the United States, seizing two explosive packages addressed to Chicago-area synagogues and packed aboard cargo jets from Yemen. According to officials, the bombs were probably designed to detonate mid-air, with the intention of destroying both planes over Chicago or another city in the U.S. One week later, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula would take responsibility for the plot, and for the crash of UPS Airlines Flight 6, which crashed on Sept. 3, 2010, close to Dubai International Airport, killing the two crew members.

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