On this day: October 29

POSTED: 10:43 PM Oct 28 2012   UPDATED: 1:00 AM Oct 29 2015

The Red Cross is formed, the New York Stock Exchange crashes on "Black Tuesday," Cassius Clay fights for the first time, John Glenn returns to space, and Sandy slams the East Coast, all on this day.

OTD October 29 - Pulitzer
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1911: Joseph Pulitzer, the Hungarian-American newspaper publisher known for the 1890s rivalry between his New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal, dies at age 64 in Charleston, South Carolina. Pulitzer willed Columbia University $2 million, which the school used to fund the Columbia School of Journalism and the Pulitzer Prizes, given annually to award achievements in journalism and photography, as well as literature and history, poetry, music and drama.


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