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This Day In History: Oct. 29

This Day in History

1966: The National Organization for Women is founded.
1969: The Supreme Court rules, in Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, that there be no delay in ending school desegregation.
1998: At age 77, Senator John Glenn returns to space aboard the space shuttle Discovery.
1998: Hurricane Mitch strikes Central America, killing at least 10,000 people.

Today's Birthdays

1740: James Boswell, biographer (Edinburgh, Scotland; died 1795)
1879: Franz von Papen, chancellor of Germany (Werl, Germany; died 1969)
1882: Jean Giraudoux, writer (Bellac, France; died 1944)
1891: Fanny Brice, entertainer (New York, NY; died 1951)
1897: Joseph Goebbels, Nazi propaganda minister (Rheydt, Germany; died 1945
1910: Alfred Ayer, philosopher (London, England; died 1989)
1921: Bill Mauldin, political cartoonist (Mountain Park, NM; died 2003)
1938: Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, president of Liberia (Monrovia, Liberia)
1945: Melba Moore, actress/singer (New York, NY)
1947: Richard Dreyfuss, actor (Brooklyn, NY)
1948: Kate Jackson, actress (Birmingham, AL)
1953: Denis Potvin, hockey player (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
1965: Joely Fisher, actress (Los Angeles, CA)
1968: Johann Olav Koss, Olympic champion speedskater (Norway)
1971: Winona Ryder, actress (Winoma, MN)


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