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This Day in History for October 24 – Last Concorde Flights and More

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Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (More info)

1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash occurs on the New York Stock Exchange (More info)

1931 – The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic (More info)

1940 – The 40-hour work week goes into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (More info)

2003 – The last Concorde jets land in London, ending supersonic air travel (More info)

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