October 24 in Pop Culture History

October 24 in Pop Culture History
1901 – Annie Edson Taylor, at age 63, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1902 (Volcano Eruption) Santa María.

1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance took place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.

1929 – Stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange “Black Thursday”

1931 – Over the Hudson River, and connecting the Washington Heights, Manhattan in New York City to Fort Lee, New Jersey, the George Washington Bridge opened to public traffic.

1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket took the first photograph of earth from outer space.

1947 – Walt Disney testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee.

1960 – #1 Hit October 24, 1960 – November 13, 1960: Brenda LeeI Want to Be Wanted

1974 – Equus (Broadway Play) Opened on October 24, 1974 and Closed: October 2, 1977

1975 – 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, housework, and ‘watched’ their children more casually, for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president.

1987 – #1 Hit October 24, 1987 – November 6, 1987: Michael JacksonBad

2002 – Movin’ Out (Broadway Dance Musical) Opened on October 24, 2002 and Closed: December 11, 2005

2008 – Presidential candidate Barack Obama aired a 30-minute infomercial on CBS, NBC, Fox, BET, Univision, MSNBC and TV One.

2008 – Many of the world’s stock exchanges experienced their worst declines in history – “Bloody Friday”

2009 – #1 Hit October 24, 2009 – November 6, 2009: Britney Spears3
 
 

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