On this day: October 29

Posted: 11:43 PM EDT Oct 28, 2012   Updated: 2:00 AM EDT Oct 29, 2014

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 - Hurricane Sandy
1 / 43
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

2012: Hurricane Sandy makes landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey. By the time it had fully died out two days later, it had caused 72 direct deaths in eight states, leaving $65 billion in damages and creating major power outages and flooding along the East Coast.


Most Viewed on WFMZ.com


Slideshow Of The Day

  • Life ring from El Faro found


    Timeline: El Faro sinking

    The captain of the missing container ship El Faro is capable and experienced, a friend says, and likely believed he had a good plan to avoid Hurricane Joaquin in the Atlantic when he and 32 other crew members departed Florida for Puerto Rico last week. Take a look at details of El Faro's sinking.

On this Day

  • author Edgar Allen Poe

    Public domain

    On this day: October 7

    Edgar Allen Poe dies, East Germany is born, "Cats" begins its domination of Broadway, "American Bandstand" goes off the air, and the U.S. invades Afghanistan, all on this day.