On this day: October 29

Published: Oct 28 2012 11:43:56 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - Sir Walter Raleigh
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1618: English adventurer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against King James I of England.

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