TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

TO­DAY’S HIGH­LIGHT

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Oct. 24, 1962

A naval quar­an­tine of Cuba or­dered by Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy went into ef­fect dur­ing the mis­sile cri­sis.

ALSO ON THIS DATE 1936

The short story “The Devil and Daniel Web­ster” by Stephen Vin­cent Benet was pub­lished in The Satur­day Evening Post.

1939

DuPont be­gan pub­licly sell­ing its ny­lon stock­ings in Wilm­ing­ton, Delaware. Benny Good­man and His Orchestra recorded their sig­na­ture theme, “Let’s Dance,” for Columbia Records in New York.

1972

Hall of Famer Jackie Robin­son, who’d bro­ken Ma­jor League Base­ball’s color bar­rier in 1947, died in Stam­ford, Con­necti­cut, at age 53.

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