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 297th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 11, 2021 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 454,176 hours 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 ‘dihectaenneacontaheptagon’ 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 100 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 3,229 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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October 24 Historical Events

  • 1147
    After a siege of 4 months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
  • 1851
    William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.
  • 1911
    Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1954
    Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
  • 1973
    Yom Kippur War ends
  • 1980
    The government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
  • 2002
    Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.
  • 2008
    “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1788
    Sarah Josepha Hale, American poet (d. 1879)
  • 1875
    Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
  • 1915
    Bob Kane, American cartoonist (d. 1998)
  • 1933
    Norman Rush, American writer
  • 1938
    Odean Pope, American jazz tenor saxophonist
  • 1956
    David Stergakos, Greek-American basketball player
  • 1961
    Bruce L. Castor, Jr. American politician
  • 1973
    Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer
  • 1980
    Casey Wilson, American comic actress (Happy Endings, Saturday Night Live)
  • 1984
    Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer

Who died on October 24?

  • 1260
    Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt
  • 1875
    Raffaello Carboni, Italian writer (b. 1817)
  • 1912
    Mykola Lysenko, Ukrainian composer (b. 1842)
  • 1989
    Jerzy Kukuczka, Polish mountaineer (b. 1948)
  • 1991
    Gene Roddenberry, American television producer (b. 1921)
  • 1997
    Don Messick, American voice actor (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    William Montgomery Watt, Scottish historian and Islamic scholar (b. 1909)
  • 2007
    Petr Eben, Czech organ composer (b. 1929)
  • 2008
    Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)
  • 2010
    Lamont Johnson, American television director (b. 1922)

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