October 24 in history
On October 24:
Chartres Cathedral was dedicated.
Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, was founded.
First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States was completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
Wood engraving depiction of the construction of the first Transcontinental Telegraph, with a Pony Express rider passing.
1882 English actress
Dame Sybil Thorndike was born.
Goodison Park, the world’s first association football specific stadium was opened.
Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1913 Union members and non-unionised workers
clashed on Wellington wharves.
1919 South Island explorer
Donald Sutherland died.
1929 “Black Thursday”
stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
Crowd gathering on Wall Street after the 1929 crash
, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer, was born.
1980 The Polish government legalised
made its last commercial flight.
” on which many of the world’s stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
Sourced from NZ History Online & Wikipedia.