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 - 1992 World Series
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1992: The Toronto Blue Jays become the first team from outside the United States to win a World Series, defeating the Atlanta Braves 4-3 in Game 6. Toronto's Pat Borders, seen here collecting a hit during Game 5, was named World Series MVP.

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