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 - Hurricane Sandy
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2012: Hurricane Sandy hits the East Coast of the United States, causing 72 direct deaths in eight states, leaving $65 billion in damages and creating major power outages.

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