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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

October 29 - The Day in History

October 29 : General Interest
1998: John Glenn returns to space

Nearly four decades after he became the first American to orbit the Earth, Senator John Hershel Glenn, Jr., is launched into space again as a payload specialist aboard the space shuttle Discovery... read more


American Revolution
1777 : Hancock resigns as president of Congress
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/hancock-resigns-as-president-of-congress

Automotive
1971 : Guitarist Duane Allman dies in motorcycle accident
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/guitarist-duane-allman-dies-in-motorcycle-accident

Civil War
1863 : The Battle of Wauhatchie concludes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-wauhatchie-browns-ferry-concludes

Cold War
1956 : Israel invades Egypt; Suez Crisis begins
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/israel-invades-egypt-suez-crisis-begins

Crime
1925 : Dominick Dunne, chronicler of high-profile crimes, is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dominick-dunne-chronicler-of-high-profile-crimes-is-born

Disaster
1948 : Killer smog claims elderly victims
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/killer-smog-claims-elderly-victims

General Interest
1618 : Sir Walter Raleigh executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sir-walter-raleigh-executed
1929 : Stock market crashes
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/stock-market-crashes

Hollywood
1947 : Richard Dreyfuss born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/richard-dreyfuss-born

Literary
1740 : James Boswell is born
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/james-boswell-is-born

Music
1966 : "96 Tears" becomes a #1 hit for the enigmatic and influential ? and the Mysterians
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/quot96-tearsquot-becomes-a-1-hit-for-the-enigmatic-and-influential--and-the-mysterians

Old West
1858 : The first store opens in the frontier town of Denver, Colorado
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-first-store-opens-in-the-frontier-town-of-denvercolorado

Presidential
1901 : McKinley assassin is executed
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/mckinley-assassin-is-executed

Sports
1948 : Sandy Saddler beats Willie Pep for the first time
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/sandy-saddler-beats-willie-pep-for-the-first-time

Vietnam War
1969 : Bobby Seale gagged during his trial
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/bobby-seale-gagged-during-his-trial
1971 : U.S. troop strength reaches five-year low
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-troop-strength-reaches-five-year-low

World War I
1915 : Jane Addams writes to Woodrow Wilson about dangers of preparing for war
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/jane-addams-writes-to-woodrow-wilson-about-dangers-of-preparing-for-war

World War II
1942 : The British protest against the persecution of Jews
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-british-protest-against-the-persecution-of-jews


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