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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 - Walt Disney
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1947: Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, where he brands Herbert Sorrell, David Hilberman and William Pomerance, former animators and labor union organizers as Communist agitators.

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