On this day: October 24

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:22:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2016 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 - Taylor Swift
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2006: Country singer-songwriter Taylor Swift's self-titled debut album is released.  The album would reach No. 5 on the Billboard 200, top the Top Country Albums Chart for 24 non-consecutive weeks, and eventually be certified five times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The third single from the album, "Our Song," would also make her the youngest person to single-handedly write and perform a No. 1 song on the country chart.

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