History Quiz / On This Day: October 24th

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Can you name the people, places or things associated with events on October 24?

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2005 - African-American civil rights activist and 'the mother of the freedom movement' dies at age 92
2003 - This turbojet-powered form of supersonic transport makes its final commercial passenger flight from JFK International Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport
1991 - Gene Roddenberry, who created this science-fiction franchise, dies
1973 - Hostilities in this conflict between Israel, Egypt and Syria end
1964 - Northern Rhodesia declares independence from the United Kingdom and becomes this country
1947 - This 'A Fish Called Wanda' and 'French Kiss' actor is born
1946 - This animation legend names names while testifying to the House Un-American Activities Committee
1945 - This international agency is formally established when its charter was ratified in New York City
1929 - Black Thursday - this event at the New York Stock Exchange triggers the Great Depression
1926 - This escape artist makes his last performance before dying of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix
1915 - Bob Kane, creator of this DC Comics vigilante, is born
1911 - This man remains in the air for 9 minutes and 45 seconds at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
1901 - Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to navigate this in a barrel
1861 - The first transcontinental telegraph makes this equine-based mode of communication obsolete
1857 - This world's oldest football club is founded
1812 - The army of this French emperor engages in the Battle of Maloyaroslavets near Moscow
1795 - This country is partitioned between Austria, Prussia and Russia
1537 - This third wife of Henry VIII dies of postnatal complications
1360 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified ending the first phase of this century-long conflict between the Houses of Valois and Plantagenet

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