On this day: October 29

POSTED: 10:43 PM CDT Oct 28, 2012    UPDATED: 01:00 AM CDT Oct 29, 2013 

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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