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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 - Harry Houdini
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1926: Harry Houdini's last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Mich. He would die a week later of gangrene and peritonitis that developed after his appendix ruptured.

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