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This Day in History for October 24 — The Last Concorde Flight, 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: The “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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