October 24, 1960 in History

Event:

Disaster on U.S.S.R. (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin and team (165 die-unconfirmed); U.S.S.R. claims killed in plane crash





More Notable Events on October 24:
1945 U.N. charter comes into effect
1938 U.S. forbids child labor in factories
1931 Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion
1904 1st New York subway opens
1861 1st transcontinental telegram sent ending Pony Express
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