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On This Day in History : October 24
1857 - The very first UK football club was formed in Sheffield, by a group of Cambridge University 'Old Boys'
1861 - The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express
1922 - George Cadbury, the English chocolate manufacturer, died aged 83
1964 - Northern Rhodesia became the Republic of Zambia
1961 - Malta was granted independence from Britain
1945 - The United Nations Organisation formally came into being
1976 - British racing driver James Hunt won the Japanese Grand Prix and secured the world championship
1982 - Alberto Salazar won the New York marathon for the third consecutive year
2003 - The legendary supersonic aircraft, Concorde lands for last time at Heathrow airport, carried 100 celebrities from New York
1929 - Wall Street crashes, nearly 13 million shares changed hands on the New York Stock Exchange, ""Black Thursday""
1931 - The George Washington Bridge, connecting New York and New Jersey, opened to traffic
1991 - “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry died in Santa Monica, Calif.,USA, at age 70
1995 - A total solar eclipse is visible from Iran, India, Thailand, and SE Asia
1997 - Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party DEHAP was founded
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