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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 - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
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20th Century Fox

1969: The Western film "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford and directed by George Roy Hill, premieres in theaters. The movie would make $102 million at the box office, making it the year's top-grossing film, and would earn four Academy Awards.

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