On This Day: October 24th
This is 297th day of the year and 68 days remain in the year.
Anna Edson Taylor became the first person to survive going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
Nylon stockings were sold publicly for the first time, in Wilmington, Del.
The 40-hour work week went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
The United Nations officially came into being as its charter took effect.
The Toronto Blue Jays became the first non-U.S. team to win the World Series.
The last Concordes landed in London, ending supersonic air travel.
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks, 92, died.
October 24 BirthdaysSarah Josepha Hale1788–1879, American author, editor, and feminist, b. near Newport, N.H.
Wayne Rooneysoccer player
F. Murray Abrahamactor
Belva Ann Bennett Lockwoodlawyer activist
Antony van Leeuwenhoekzoologist