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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

1971 : Guitarist Duane Allman dies in motorcycle accident

Civil War
1863 : The Battle of Wauhatchie concludes

Cold War
1956 : Israel invades Egypt; Suez Crisis begins

1925 : Dominick Dunne, chronicler of high-profile crimes, is born

1948 : Killer smog claims elderly victims

General Interest
1618 : Sir Walter Raleigh executed
1929 : Stock market crashes

1947 : Richard Dreyfuss born

1740 : James Boswell is born

1966 : "96 Tears" 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

1901 : McKinley assassin is executed

1948 : Sandy Saddler beats Willie Pep for the first time

Vietnam War
1969 : Bobby Seale gagged during his trial
1971 : U.S. troop strength reaches five-year low

World War I
1915 : Jane Addams writes to Woodrow Wilson about dangers of preparing for war

World War II
1942 : The British protest against the persecution of Jews


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