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 - Mount Hood
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1792: Mount Hood in Oregon is named after the British naval officer Samuel Hood by Lt. William E. Broughton, a member of Capt. George Vancouver's discovery expedition, who spotted the mountain near the mouth of the Willamette River.


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