OCTOBER 29: The Daily Flashback

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1863: The International Committee of the Red Cross was founded.
1929: The Great Depression began with the crash of the Wall Street stock market.
1945: The first ballpoint pens to be made commercially went on sale at Gimbels Department Store in New York at the price of $12.50 each.
1956: Maria Callas made her Metropolitan Opera debut in Norma.
1957: Bobby Helms recored “Jingle Bell Rock.”
1960: Cassius Clay won his first professional fight, winning a six-round decision over Tunney Hunsaker.
1966: The National Organization for Women was founded.
1969: The U.S. Supreme Court ordered an immediate end to all school segregation.
1973: The Buffalo Bills’ O.J. Simpson set two NFL records, carrying the ball 39 times and running for 157 yards, putting him over 1,000 yards at the seventh game of the season.
1983: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon album broke the record for most weeks on the Billboard albums chart when it eclipsed Johnny’s Greatest Hits by Johnny Mathis with 491 weeks.

1990: The Byrds, LaVern Baker, John Lee Hooker, The Impressions, Wilson Pickett, Jimmy Reed and Ike & Tina Turner were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
1993: Tim Burton’s animated musical “The Nightmare Before Christmas” hit theaters.
1996: Axl Rose announced that Slash was no longer a member of Guns N’ Roses.
1998: The space shuttle Discovery blasted off with 77-year-old John Glenn on board, making him the oldest human ever to travel in space.

BIRTHDAYS
1922: Neal Hefti
1925: Zoot Sims
1937: Sonny Osbourne
1942: Lee Clayton
1944: Denny Laine
1945: Melba Moore
1946: Peter Green
1948: Kate Jackson
1955: Kevin DuBrow
1965: Peter Timmins

DEATHS
1971: Duane Allman
1987: Woody Herman

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