October 24

First transcontinental telegraph system is completed, making it possible to transmit messages rapidly

October 24, 1861

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Civil rights activist Rosa Parks dies

October 24, 2005

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  • Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Ordinary People, Ordinary Places: The Civil Rights Movement

    By researching these "ordinary" people and the now historic places where they brought about change, students will discover how the simple act of sitting at a lunch counter in North Carolina could be considered revolutionary, and how, combined with countless other acts of nonviolent protest across the nation, it could lead to major legislation in the area of civil rights for African Americans.

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American playwright Moss Hart born

October 24, 1904