This Day in History :: 24 October
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24 October 1931 : Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion
24 October 1931 : George Washington Bridge connecting New York to New Jersey opens
24 October 1929 : "Black Thursday, " start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
24 October 1924 : Christian General Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
24 October 1924 : Nobel prize for fysiologie / medicine awarded to W Einthoven
24 October 1923 : Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
24 October 1922 : German parliament mandates Ebert President until July 1925
24 October 1922 : Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
24 October 1917 : Battle at Caporetto: German and Austria smash Italian army
24 October 1916 : Moroccan troops capture Ft Douaumont
24 October 1913 : Joe Tinker fired as Cin Reds manager
24 October 1908 : Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Outto the Ball Game"
24 October 1904 : 1st New York subway opens
24 October 1903 : 1st trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
24 October 1903 : George Sutton becomes billard champ









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