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This Day in History: October 24

October 24: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?

(Page last edited 10/12/2017)

  1. 1590 - John White, The governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists.
  2. 1851 - William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.
  3. 1857 - Sheffield F.C., the world's first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  4. 1931 - The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
  5. 1946 - A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  6. Famous Birthdays: Anthony Babington (Leader of the Babington Plot), Anton van Leeuwenhoek (Dutch microbiologist), Annie Edson Taylor (American Adventuress), William H. Dobelle American biomedical engineer), Frank Piasecki (American aeronautical engineer)

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