What happened this day in history October 24, 2008

What are the important events that happened on October 24, 2008? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

October 24, 2008: Facts & Myths About This Day

October 24, 2008 is the 298th day of the year 2008 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is October 11, 2008 – a Friday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,224,806,400 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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If a person born on this day saved a Dime every day starting at age 7, then by now that person has accumulated $223.20. (Assuming this person is still alive today.)

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.

Rat is the mythical animal and Earth is the element for this person if we consider the very old art of Chinese astrology.

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October 24, 2008 Historical Events

  • 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 died on October 24, 2008?

  • 2008
    Moshe Cotel, American composer and pianist (b. 1943)

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