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This Day at Law

Civil Rights pioneers Jackie Robinson and Rosa Parks die

On October 24, 1972, the first African-American to play Major League Baseball, Jackie Robinson, died at the age of 53 in Stamford, Connecticut. On the same day in 2005, Rosa Parks passed away in Detroit at the age of 92. Parks inspired the Montgomery Bus Boycott when she was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Both Parks and Robinson were symbols of the civil rights movement, which led to the passages of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act.

United Nations Day

October 24 is United Nations Day [UN materials]. On October 24, 1945, the UN Charter, signed on June 26, 1945, formally entered into force. Review the text of the UN Charter.

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