On this day: October 24

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:22:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

The first transcontinental telegraph message is sent, Harry Houdini gives his last performance, the United Nations is born, Jackie Robinson dies, and the Concorde makes its last commercial flight, all on this day.

OTD October 24 - Jane Seymour
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1537: Jane Seymour, the Queen of England since 1536 as the third wife of King Henry VIII, dies of postnatal complications less than two weeks after the birth of her only child, a son who reigned as Edward VI. Seymour succeeded Anne Boleyn as queen consort following the latter's execution for high treason, incest and adultery in May 1536. She was the only one of Henry's six wives to receive a queen's funeral, and his only consort to be buried beside him in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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