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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 - United Nations
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United Nations

1945: The United Nations officially comes into existence upon ratification of the organization's charter by the five then-permanent members of the Security Council -- France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States -- and by a majority of the other 46 signatories.

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