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On this day

By Gail.Atkinson  |  Posted: October 24, 2013

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1926: Harry Houdini’s last performance took place at the Garrick Theatre, Detroit.

1929: The Black Thursday stock market crash on the New York stock exchange.

1936: Blues rocker Bill Wyman was born

1947: Walt Disney named some of his employees he believed were communists in front of the House Un American Activities Committee.

2003: Supersonic aircraft Concorde took its last passenger flight landing at London’s Heathrow Airport after 27 years in operation.

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