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 - Don Messick
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Hanna-Barbera Productions

1997: Voice actor Don Messick, best known for his work for Hanna-Barbera, including voicing Scooby-Doo, Bam Bam Rubble from "The Flintstones," Boo Boo Bear and Ranger Smith from "The Yogi Bear Show," Astro the dog from "The Jetsons," and Papa Smurf, dies from a stroke at the age of 71 in Salinas, Calif.

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