TODAY IN HISTORY - 10/29:

1929 - "Black Tuesday" Stock Market crashes triggers "Great Depression"
1960 - Muhammad Ali's (Cassius Clay) 1st professional fight, beats Tunney Hunsaker in 6
1998 - Space Shuttle Discovery blasts off on STS-95 with 77-year old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest person to go into space.
2004 - The Arabic news network Al Jazeera broadcasts an excerpt from a video of Osama bin Laden in which the terrorist leader first admits direct responsibility for the September 11, 2001 attacks and references the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY / ANNIVERSARY TO:

1947 - Richard Dreyfuss, Brooklyn New York, American actor (Jaws, Nuts, Mr Holland's Opus)
1948 - Kate Jackson, Birmingham Ala, actress (Rookies, Charlie's Angels)
1971 - Winona Ryder, [Horowitz], Mn, actress (Heathers, Edward Scissorhand)

GOODBYE TO:

 

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