This day in history: Oct. 24

1901

Anna Taylor becomes the first woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.

1911

Orville Wright sets a world record that remained for 10 years, after gliding in the air over North Carolina for nine minutes and 45 seconds.

1926

Harry Houdini performs for the last time in Detroit, Michigan.

1931

Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in jail for tax evasion.

1938

Child labor is forbidden in U.S. factories.

1973

John Lennon sues the U.S. government for illegal wiretapping, amid investigation of being a radical threat to the Nixon administration.

1978

Keith Richards is convicted of heroine possession while in Toronto.

2012

Hurricane Sandy hits Jamaica, killing one person and causing $50 million in damage.

2016

ISIS kills 61 people and injures 117 people with a suicide bomb at a police training academy in Pakistan.

2018

Someone in South Carolina wins a Mega Millions jackpot of 1.5 billion, the largest in U.S. history.

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