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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 - Drake
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1986: Rapper and actor Drake, who rose to fame on the TV show "Degrassi: The Next Generation" and has sold more than 5 million albums worldwide since his 2010 debut album "Thank Me Later," is born under the birth name Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto.

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