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 - The Manchurian Candidate
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1962: The Cold War suspense thriller "The Manchurian Candidate," starring Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh and Angela Lansbury, premieres in theaters. The film, about the son of a prominent, right-wing political family who has been brainwashed as an unwitting Communist assassin, was critically acclaimed and nominated for two Academy Awards.

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