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  • Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1935

    Lucky Luciano

    Schultz assassination

    Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1935

    The group's first test came in 1935, when it ordered Dutch Schultz to drop his plans to murder Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey. Luciano argued that a Dewey assassination would precipitate a massive law enforcement crackdown; it has long been a hard and fast rule in the American underworld that police officers, federal agents and prosecutors are not to be harmed. A defiant Schultz told the Commission that he was going to kill Dewey (or his assistant David Asch) in the next three days. In response, the Commission quickly arranged Schultz's murder. On October 24, 1935, before he could kill Dewey or Asch, Schultz was murdered in a tavern in Newark, New Jersey.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1945

    United Nations

    The UN officially came into existence

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1945

    The UN officially came into existence 24 October 1945, upon ratification of the Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council—France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the UK, and the US—and by a majority of the other 46 signatories.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1962

    John F. Kennedy

    Soviet ships arriving off Cuba

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1962

    The U.S. Navy would stop and inspect all Soviet ships arriving off Cuba, beginning October 24.




  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 24, 1997

    Eminem

    1997 Rap Olympics

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 24, 1997

    Eminem went to Los Angeles to compete in the 1997 Rap Olympics, an annual, nationwide battle rap competition. He placed second, and Interscope Records staff in attendance sent a copy of the Slim Shady EP to company CEO Jimmy Iovine.




  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    Death

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2005

    Parks died of natural causes on October 24, 2005, at the age of 92, in her apartment on the east side of Detroit.




  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

    Facebook, Inc.

    Microsoft Purchased a 1.6% Share of Facebook

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

    On October 24, 2007, Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for $240 million, giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion. Microsoft's purchase included rights to place international advertisements.




  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    The Wright brothers

    Record that held for almost 10 years

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    In October 1911, Orville Wright returned to the Outer Banks again, to conduct safety and stabilization tests with a new glider. On October 24, he soared for nine minutes and 45 seconds, a record that held for almost 10 years, when gliding as a sport began in the 1920s.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    Cena Instead Suggested The Rock Be His Partner

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    On the October 24 episode of Raw, Cena instead suggested The Rock be his partner in a standard tag team match against The Miz and R-Truth, a team called Awesome Truth, which Rock agreed to the following week.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Bank of America

    Top federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed a lawsuit alleging that Bank of America fraudulently cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed a lawsuit alleging that Bank of America fraudulently cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion when Countrywide Financial sold toxic mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The scheme was called 'Hustle', or High-Speed Swim Lane.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Bank of America

    American federal prosecutors filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud under the False Claims Act

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, American federal prosecutors filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud under the False Claims Act, which provides for possible penalties of triple the damages suffered. The government asserted that Countrywide, which was acquired by Bank of America, rubber-stamped mortgage loans to risky borrowers and forced taxpayers to guarantee billions of bad loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The suit was filed by Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, the inspector general of FHFA, and the special inspector for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.


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