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 - YA Tittle
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Pro Football Hall of Fame

1926: Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Y. A. Tittle, who played for the Baltimore Colts, San Francisco 49ers and New York Giants, is born in Marshall, Texas. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection threw seven touchdown passes for the Giants on Oct. 28, 1962, in a game against Washington, tying the NFL record. In 1963, he set what was then a NFL record by throwing 36 touchdown passes.

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