On this day: October 29

Published: Oct 28 2012 11:43:56 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 29 2014 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, John Glenn returns to space, and Sandy slams the East Coast, all on this day.

OTD October 29 - Hurricane Sandy
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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.

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