On this day: October 29

POSTED: 9:43 PM Oct 28 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Oct 29 2014

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 - Galileo Gaspra
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NASA

1991: The American Galileo spacecraft makes its closest approach to 951 Gaspra, becoming the first probe to visit an asteroid.

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