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October 24
In 1861, the first transcontinental telegraph message was sent as Justice Stephen J. Field of California transmitted a telegram to President Lincoln.
In 1942, American forces repelled a massive Japanese attack on Guadacanal.
In 1945, the United Nations officially came into existence as its charter took effect.
In 1952, in a speech in Detroit, Republican presidential candidate Dwight D. Eisenhower declared, "I shall go to Korea" as he promised to end the conflict.
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