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This Day in History for October 24 – Last Concorde Flights and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (More info)

1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (More info)

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This Day in History for October 19 – ‘Black Monday’ Occurs and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1781 – British General Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, Virginia, bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution (More info)

1789 – Chief Justice John Jay is sworn in as the first Chief Justice of the United States (More info)

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This Day in History for October 18 – Alaska Becomes US Territory and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1469 – Ferdinand of Aragon marries Isabella of Castile in Valladolid, beginning a cooperative reign that would unite Spain and elevate the nation to a dominant world power (More info)

1648 – Boston Shoemakers form the first US labor organization (More info)

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This Day in History for October 14 – Yeager Breaks Sound Barrier and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1908 – The Chicago Cubs defeat the Detroit Tigers, clinching their last World Series to date (More info)

1912 – While campaigning in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, presidential candidate Theodore Roosevelt is shot and mildly wounded (More info)

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This Day in History for October 13 – White House Cornerstone Laid and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1775 – The Continental Congress orders the establishment of the Continental Navy, later renamed the United States Navy (More info)

1792 – The corne

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This Day in History for October 12 – First Oktoberfest Occurs and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1492 – Christopher Columbus’s expedition makes landfall in the Caribbean (More info)

1810 – The first Oktoberfest occurs when Bavarian royalty invites the citizens of Munich to celebrate the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig of Bavaria to Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen (More info)

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This Day in History for October 11 – Carter Wins Nobel and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion (More info)

1975 – ‘Saturday Night Live’ debuts on NBC (More info)

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This Day in History for October 10 – Spiro Agnew Resigns and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1845 – The US Naval Academy opens in Annapolis, Maryland, with 50 midshipmen students (More info)

1973 – US Vice President Spiro Agnew resigns after being charged with federal income tax evasion (More info)

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This Day in History for October 7 – California Elects Schwarzenegger and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1849 – Poet-writer Edgar Allan Poe dies at age 40 (More info)

1959 – USSR probe Luna 3 transmits the first ever photographs of the far side of the Moon (More info)

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This Day in History for October 6 – ‘The Jazz Singer’ Premieres and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1876 – The American Library Association is founded (More info)

1884 – The Naval War College of the United States Navy is founded in Newport, Rhode Island (More info)

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