This day in history

Tuesday, Oct. 29, is the 302d day of 2013. There are 63 days left in the year.

Today’s birthdays: Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 66. Actress Kate Jackson is 65. Actor Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) is 56. Comic strip artist Tom Wilson (“Ziggy”) is 56. Actress Finola Hughes is 54. Singer Randy Jackson is 52. Actress Joely Fisher is 46. Actor Rufus Sewell is 46. Actress Winona Ryder is 42. Actress Gabrielle Union is 40. Actor Ben Foster is 33.


In 1618, Sir Walter Raleigh was executed in London.

In 1901, President McKinley’s assassin, Leon Czolgosz, was electrocuted.

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In 1929, Wall Street crashed on ‘‘Black Tuesday,’’ heralding America’s Great Depression.

In 1956, during the Suez Canal crisis, Israel
invaded Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

In 1960, a chartered plane carrying the California Polytechnic football team crashed in Toledo, Ohio, killing 22 of the 48 people on board.


In 2012, Superstorm Sandy came ashore in New Jersey. It swamped lower Manhattan, devastated coastal New Jersey, and left 8 million people without power. The storm would kill more than 100 people in the United States.

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