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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 - nylons
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DuPont

1939: Nylon stockings go on sale in the U.S. for the first time to employees at DuPont's Wilmington, Del., nylon factory. Nationwide sales would began on May 15, 1940, and "nylons," as they were soon called, eventually replaced silk stockings.

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