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October 24th In Pop Culture History

1901 - Annie Edson Taylor, at age 63, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1902 (Volcano Eruption) Santa María.

1926 - Harry Houdini's last performance took place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.

1929 - Stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange "Black Thursday"

1931 - Over the Hudson River, and connecting the Washington Heights, Manhattan in New York City to Fort Lee, New Jersey, the George Washington Bridge opened to public traffic.

1946 - A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket took the first photograph of earth from outer space.

1947 - Walt Disney testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

1960 - #1 Hit October 24, 1960 - November 13, 1960: Brenda Lee - I Want to Be Wanted

1974 - Broadway Show - Equus (Play) October 24, 1974

1987 - #1 Hit October 24, 1987 - November 6, 1987: Michael Jackson - Bad

2002 - Broadway Show - Movin' Out (Dance Musical) October 24, 2002

2008 - Presidential candidate Barack Obama aired a 30-minute infomercial on CBS, NBC, Fox, BET, Univision, MSNBC and TV One.

2008 - Many of the world's stock exchanges experienced their worst declines in history - "Bloody Friday"

October 24, 2008 - High School Musical 3:Senior Year was released in theaters

2009 - #1 Hit October 24, 2009 - November 6, 2009: Britney Spears - 3

October 24th Celebrity Birthdays

Learned At The Movies ...

Kweisi Mfume (1948)
F. Murray Abraham (1939)
United Nations (1945)
You can always find a fully gassed chainsaw when you need one.

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