On this day: October 24

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:22:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2016 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 - Bloody Friday
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2008: "Bloody Friday" sees many of the world's stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10 percent in most indices.

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