On this day: October 29

POSTED: 10:43 PM Oct 28 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Oct 29 2013

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
12 / 42
HolocaustResearchProject.org

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.

Comments

The views expressed are not those of this site, this station or its affiliated companies. By posting your comments you agree to accept our terms of use, which are located at the bottom of this page.