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 - Duane Allmann
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1971: Guitarist Duane Allman of The Allman Brothers Band is killed in a motorcycle accident in Macon, Ga., at the age of 24. Allman, best remembered for his expressive slide guitar playing and inventive improvisational skills, formed the band with his younger brother, Gregg Allman, in 1969. After Duane Allman's funeral and some weeks of mourning, the five surviving members of The Allman Brothers Band carried on.

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