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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 - Kevin Kline
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1947: Actor Kevin Kline, known for roles in movies such as "The Big Chill," "Dave," "Silverado" and "A Fish Called Wanda," for which he won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, is born in St. Louis, Mo. He's seen here with his wife, fellow actor Phoebe Cates.

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