October 24: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History


(October 24, 1861)
In the United States, the first transcontinental telegram was transmitted by telegraph, essentially putting an end to the Pony Express. photo source:

(October 24, 1945) At 4:50 p.m. EST, the United Nations Charter went into effect, with the Soviet Union joining the list of signatories, bringing the total number of signatories to 29. photo source:

(October 24, 2003)
British Airways' final Concorde flight brought an end to supersonic passenger service, which Air France had already halted in May. photo source:

(October 24, 2005)
Rosa Parks, an African-American civil rights leader who refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in 1955, died at the age of 92, sparking the American civil rights movement. photo source:

(October 24, 2017)
Fats Domino, a pioneer of rock and roll and a key figure in shaping the sound of New Orleans, passed away at the age of 89. photo source:

(Died on October 24, 2018)
Tony Joe White, American singer/songwriter (b.1943).

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