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.

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White Sands Missile Range/Applied Physics Laboratory

1946: A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket launched at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico takes the first photograph of Earth from outer space.

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