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 - Kovno Ghetto
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1941: More than 10,000 Jews from the Kovno ghetto (pictured) in Lithuania are rounded up and shot by German occupiers at the Ninth Fort in Kaunas, Lithuania, a massacre known as the "Great Action." It was the largest mass murder of Lithuanian Jews during the Holocaust.


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