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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 - Jerry Rice
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1995: Jerry Rice of the San Francisco 49ers becomes the NFL's career leader in receiving yards with 14,040 yards, surpassing James Lofton's record of 14,004 yards. By the time his career ended after the 2004 season, Rice (seen here in 2008) would have reached 22,895 career receiving yards for a record that still stands today.

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