My 4th birthday, me and my sister way back when!
October 24th, it's my birthday, but these things also happened on this day....
1260- The Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated
1788- Birthday of Sarah Josepha Hale- poet, editor of the "Godey's Ladies Book" and supporter of a national Thanksgiving Day
1850 -The first national convention for women’s rights ended on. Over 1,000 delegates from 11 states heard speakers demand the right to vote, own property, and study higher education. Speakers included Lucy Stone and Sojourner Truth.
1929- “Black Thursday” stock market crash
1901- Anna E. Taylor survived going over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1945- The United Nations became official on this day, according to its charter. UN Day
2003- The last Concorde landed in London, ending an era in aviation history.
2008- “Bloody Friday” stock decline, heralding the recent economic recession
Some other family members born on October 24th
1770, Abigail Adams, born in Newington, New Hampshire, married George Nutter
1832 Juba Howe Allen, born in Lebanon, New Hampshire
1750- Lydia Allen, married John French
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