On this day: October 24

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:22:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2014 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 - Monica
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1980: R&B singer Monica, who has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide and is the first artist to top the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s, is born under the birth name Monica Denise Arnold in College Park, Georgia.

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