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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 - James Brown
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King Records

1962: James Brown records "Live at the Apollo" at Harlem's Apollo Theater. The live album would be released in May 1963 and prove immediately successful, spending 66 weeks on the Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, peaking at No. 2.

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