1947 - Walt Disney testifies before House Un-American Activities Committee, naming communists in Disney organization
1946 - Camera on board V-2 No. 13 rocket takes first photograph of earth from space
1945 - The United Nations is founded.
1648 - The Peace of Westphalia is signed
1260 - Cathedral of Chartres dedicated
This Day In Business
1929 - The great Wall Street Crash begins - with Black Thursday setting off a chain of events which we lead to the Great Depression.
1926 - Harry Houdini makes his final performance, at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
1956 - Hungary is invaded by Soviet troops.
1994 - Greg Maddux of Atlanta Braves becomes first pitcher to win 3 straight Cy-Young awards.
October 24th Holiday
United Nations Day - Celebrates the anniversary of the 1945 Charter of the United Nations, as well as a celebration of the U.N.'s accomplishments.
Today's Birthday Trivia
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Today's Birthday Horoscope
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