What happened this day in history October 24

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 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 11, 2020 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,603,497,600 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 111 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 2,864 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 24 Historical Events

  • 1360
    The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1590
    John White, The governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
  • 1901
    Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
  • 1931
    The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1946
    A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1973
    Yom Kippur War ends
  • 1986
    Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing on an El Al flight at Heathrow. After the verdict, the United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, claiming that Hindawi is helped by Syrian officials.
  • 2007
    Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1561
    Anthony Babington, Leader of the Babington Plot (d. 1586)
  • 1855
    James S. Sherman, American politician & 27th Vice President of the United States (d. 1912)
  • 1857
    Ned Williamson, American baseball player (d. 1894)
  • 1926
    Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1954
    Jozef Ráž, Slovak musician
  • 1961
    Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
  • 1973
    Laura Veirs American singer-songwriter
  • 1974
    Gábor Babos, Hungarian football player
  • 1980
    Casey Wilson, American comic actress (Happy Endings, Saturday Night Live)
  • 1986
    Drake, Canadian actor and rapper

Who died on October 24?

  • 1375
    King Valdemar IV of Denmark (b. c.1320)
  • 1537
    Jane Seymour, consort of Henry VIII of England (b. 1508)
  • 1601
    Tycho Brahe, Danish astronomer (b. 1546)
  • 1669
    William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)
  • 1821
    Elias Boudinot, American President of the Continental Congress (b. 1740)
  • 1944
    Louis Renault, French car manufacturer (b. 1877)
  • 1945
    Vidkun Quisling, Norwegian soldier and politician (b. 1887)
  • 1948
    Franz Lehár, Austrian composer (b. 1870)
  • 1972
    Claire Windsor, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 2008
    Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)

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