On this day in history ............

    On this day in history ............

    By TheBoldAge. Published 2020-10-24


    Do you know what happened on this day ............?

    On This Day:In 1945 The United Nations was formed with the express aim to 'save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.'In the world of sport, British Formula One driver James Hunt won the Japanese Grand Prix and secured the 1976 world championship. Also Wayne Rooney, was born in 1985. Rooney, made his senior international debut in 2003 becoming the youngest player to represent England at that time.Concorde, in 2003,made its last commercial passenger flight. Retiring after 27 years due to a downturn in aviation following the 11th September 2001 terrorist attacks.On October 24, 1901, Annie Edson Taylor, on her 63rd birthday, became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive, unharmed, except for a small gash. Bowing out, on this day in 1918, was Swiss hotelkeeper, César Ritz, "Hotelier to Kings." who founded the world famous Ritz hotels in London, Paris, New York, etc.

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