On this day: October 24

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:22:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2015 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 - Keith Richards
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1978: In Toronto, Keith Richards (seen here in 2008) of The Rolling Stones pleads guilty to heroin possession stemming from a February 1977 arrest and receives a one-year suspended sentence.

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