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October 24th History

October 24

1537 - The third wife of Henry VIII, Lady Jane Seymour, dies shortly after giving birth to a son.

1648 - The Treaty of Westphalia is signed, ending the Thirty Years' War

1901 - Mrs Anna Edison Taylor remains unhurt after going over Niagara Falls in a padded barrel to help pay the mortgage

1937 - New Zealand aviator Jean Batten breaks the record, flying from Australia to England in just five days, 18 hours and 18 minutes.

first photograph of Earth from outer space.

1946 - The V-2 No. 13 rocket was the first man-made object to take a photograph of the Earth from outer space.

1957 - Death of French fashion designer Christian Dior, who was responsible for the "New Look" after World War Two

1987 - Heavyweight boxing champion Frank Bruno knocks out Joe Bugner at White Hart Lane stadium in London and wins £7,50,000 13,80,OOO) .

1989 - Fake American television preacher Jim Bakker is sentenced to 45 years in jail and fined $5,00,OOO (E2,72,OOO) for swindling his followers to the tune of millions.

2005 - Rosa Parks, "the mother of the civil rights movement' who refused to give up her bus seat to make room for a white passenger in 1955, dies aged 92