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On October the 24th
2003 
The Concorde made its last commercial flight.
1991 
American, Gene Roddenberry, died at the age of 70. He was the creator of the Star Trek universe. Before Star Trek he had worked as an aircraft pilot for Pan Am and as a policeman in Los Angeles.
1985 
English footballer, Wayne Rooney, was born in Liverpool.
1966 
Russian oil tycoon, Roman Abramovich, was born in Saratov, Russia.
1957 
French fashion designer, Christian Dior, died at the age of 52.
1947 
Walt Disney testified to the House of Unamerican Activities Committee, actually naming employees he believed to be communists. It is a dark chapter of his life, which has followed Walt Disney even after his death.
1944 
French, Louis Renault, died at the age of 67. He was a staunch industrialist and one of the foremost pioneers of the automobile industry. He built his first car in 1898.
1929 
The stock market of the New York Stock Exchange crashed. In what is known as "Black Thursday" the market crashed in an event that is considered by many historians the prelude of the great depression.
1857 
The football club, Sheffield F.C., was founded in Sheffield, England. It is one of the worlds first football clubs and the oldest one still in existence.
1725 
Italian composer, Alessandro Scarlatti, passed away at the age of 65. He was one of the most famous Baroque composers of his time.
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