On this day: October 24

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:22:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2015 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 - Raul Julia
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1994: Actor Raúl Juliá, known for his movie roles in "Tempest," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "Moon over Parador" (pictured), "The Addams Family" and "Street Fighter," as well as roles on Broadway and on TV, dies in Manhasset, New York, due to complications from a stroke suffered eight days earlier. He was 54.

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