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Today in History

Friday, October 24th 2014


1648   The Thirty Years' War ends with the signing of the Peace of Westphalia.

1861   The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed

1929   The worst stock market crash in the USA dubbed "Black Thursday" ushers in the Great Depression

1945   Founding of the United Nations as an international organization

Famous Birthdays:

51   Domitian (Roman Emperor)

1915   Bob Kane (Cartoonist - Batman)

1936   Bill Wyman (Musician - Rolling Stones)

1947   Kevin Kline (Actor)

1962   Dave Blaney (Nascar Driver)

1985   Wayne Rooney (English Footballer)


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