Daily Archives: October 24, 2015

Rosa Parks, founding symbol of Civil Rights Movement, dies 10 years ago this hour (Oct 24 2005)


Video: 'Rosa Parks - Mini Bio'

(Monday, October 24, 2005, between 7:00-8:00 p.m. EDT)Rosa Parks, a black seamstress whose refusal to relinquish her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, almost 50 years ago grew into a mythic event that helped touch off the civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 1960’s, died today in her apartment on the east side of the Detroit. She was 92 years old.

United Nations charter takes effect 70 years ago this hour (Oct 24 1945)


Video: 'History and Functions of The United Nations'

(Wednesday, October 24, 1945, 4:50 p.m. EST) — The United Nations World Security Organization came into being today when the Soviet government deposited its instrument of ratification, the twenty-ninth necessary to bring this about, and U.S. Secretary of State James F. Byrnes then signed the protocol. Continue reading United Nations charter takes effect 70 years ago this hour (Oct 24 1945)

‘Shaved Fish’ album by John Lennon released 40 years ago today (Oct 24 1975)


Video: 'Shaved Fish (Album) - John Lennon'

(Friday, October 24, 1975)Shaved Fish, the first compilation album by ex-Beatle John Lennon, featuring all of the singles that he had issued up to that point in the United States as a solo artist, with the exception of “Stand by Me,” which had been released earlier that year, was released today in the UK (three days later in the U.S.).