On this day: October 24

Published On: Oct 23 2012 05:22:04 PM CDT   Updated On: Oct 24 2016 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 - Bob Kane
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1915: Bob Kane, the comic book artist and writer best known for creating "Batman" along with fellow comic book writer Bill Finger, is born in New York City. Kane is seen here with Michael Keaton during filming of the 1989 "Batman" movie. He died at age 83 on Nov. 3, 1998.

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