This Day in History :: 24 October
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24 October 1901 : 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
24 October 1900 : General Redvers Buller returns to England
24 October 1899 : Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs. British army
24 October 1889 : Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
24 October 1882 : Dr Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
24 October 1881 : Levi P Morton, US ambas to France drives 1st rivet in Stat of Liberty
24 October 1871 : Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese
24 October 1861 : 1st transcontinental telegram sent ending Pony Express
24 October 1861 : 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Washington DC)
24 October 1861 : West Virginia seceded from Virginia
24 October 1856 : Constitution of South Australia adopted
24 October 1851 : William Lassell discovers Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus
24 October 1836 : A Phillips patents match
24 October 1818 : Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his 1st public concert (Berlin)
24 October 1795 : 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia









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