History Blog

October 24

Happy Birthday RIP “Bob Kane”(Robert Kahn 1915–1998) ; Frederick Murray Abraham–75 Kevin Kline–67 John Kassir–57 Monica Arnold–34 Casey Wilson–34 Jemima Rooper–33 Oliver Jackson-Cohen–28 ; 1861 – The first transcontinental telegraph message was sent from California to President Abraham Lincoln ; 1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls, in a barrel ; 1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.