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 - Hurricane Mitch
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1998: Hurricane Mitch, the second deadliest Atlantic hurricane in history, makes landfall in Honduras. The storm would kill nearly 19,000 people (the majority in Honduras and Nicaragua), leave roughly 2.7 million homeless and cause nearly $6 billion in damages before it was done.


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