Today is Monday, October 29th. There are 56 days until Christmas.

In 1969, the U.S. Supreme Court ordered an end to all school segregation "at once."

In 1974, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in Kinshasa, Zaire, to regain the world heavyweight boxing championship.  The fight was billed as "The Rumble in the Jungle."

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy left death and destruction in several Northeastern states, including New York and New Jersey.  President Obama declared a state of emergency in for several states.

In 2015, China announced that they were putting an end to the one-child-only policy its been enforcing for more than three decades.  The state news agency reported that the Communist Central Committee has approved plans to allow all couples to have two children.

Today is Cat Day, Hermit Day, and Oatmeal Day.

Academy Award-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss, who won his Oscar for the movie "The Goodbye Girl." is 71.

Actress Kate Jackson is 70.  She played Sabrina Duncan on the television show "Charlie's Angels."

The actor who does Homer Simpson’s voice, Dan Castellaneta is 61.

Actress Winona Ryder is 47. Her credits include the movies ,"Edward Scissorhands," and  "Beetlejuice," and the TV series "Stranger Things."

Actress Tracee Ellis Ross, from “Black-ish” is 46   She is the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross.