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What are the important events that happened on October 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 24: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 24 is the 298th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 11, 2016 – a Monday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,477,267,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectaenneacontaoctagon’ day.

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Scorpio is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Opal is the modern birthstone for this month. Jasper is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 96 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,403 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 24 Historical Events

  • 69
    Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
  • 1147
    After a siege of 4 months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
  • 1360
    The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1931
    The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
  • 1998
    Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1710
    Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)
  • 1950
    Miroslav Sládek, Czech politician
  • 1954
    Brad Sherman, American politician
  • 1973
    Levi Leipheimer, American cyclist
  • 1983
    V V Brown, English singer

Who died on October 24?

  • 1821
    Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
  • 1852
    Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician (b. 1782)
  • 1994
    Raúl Juliá, Puerto Rican actor (b. 1940)
  • 2006
    William Montgomery Watt, Scottish historian and Islamic scholar (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Ian Middleton, New Zealand novelist (b. 1928)

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