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 - Amanda Beard
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1981: Swimmer Amanda Beard, a seven-time Olympic medalist (a gold and two silvers in 1996 in Atlanta, a bronze in 2000 in Sydney, and a gold and two silvers in 2004 in Athens), is born in Newport Beach, California.

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