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OCTOBER 24

Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
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1850 First National Convention for Woman's Rights Concludes in Worcester, Massachusetts Massachusetts Women Human Rights/Civil Rights Historic Firsts Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1857 England's Sheffield Football Club Is Formed As the World's First Soccer Team Great Britain Soccer Historic Firsts New York Times
1858 The First Steamship on the Upper Columbia River, the Colonel Wright, Is Launched at the Mouth of the Deschutes River Oregon Washington Columbia River Steamboats Historic Firsts SalemOregon.com
1861 First Transcontinental Telegram Is Sent to President Lincoln Abraham Lincoln Telegraph Historic Firsts Library of Congress History Channel
1872 Schwabacher Bros & Co. Is Seattle's First Brick Building Washington Architecture and Design Business Historic Firsts HistoryLink
1878 In Delaware, Theodore Townsend Begins Publication of the Milford Chronicle Milford, Delaware Journalism Historic Firsts State of Delaware
1901 Woman Is First to Survive Going Over Niagara Falls in a Barrel Niagara Falls Woman Historic Firsts State of Michigan
1921 The First American Soldier Is Selected for the Tomb of the Unknowns World War I Death Tomb of the Unknown History Channel
1939 The First Nylon Stockings Are Sold in Wilmington, Delaware Delaware Polymers & Plastics Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1956 In Syracuse, NY, Margaret Ellen Towner Is First Woman Ordained in Presbyterian Church New York Religion Women Historic Firsts Concordia
1992 Toronto Blue Jays Are First Team Outside the United States to Win the World Series Canada Major League Baseball Historic Firsts New York Times
2003 The Concorde Flies for the Last Time Aircraft BBC

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