October 24: Day of the Week
October 24, 2019 is the 297th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
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.
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October 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1260The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- 1795Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia
- 1851William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.
- 1917Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November - also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).
- 1930A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Dornelles Vargas is then installed as “provisional president.”
- 1960Nedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad at the Soviet Union’s Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100. Among the dead is Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin, whose death is reported to have occurred in a plane crash
- 1973Yom Kippur War ends
- 1980The government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
- 1986Nezar 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.
- 2005Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
Who were born on October 24?
- 1911Sonny Terry, American blues musician (d. 1986)
- 1930J.P. Richardson, The Big Bopper, American singer (d. 1959)
- 1930Johan Galtung, Norwegian peace researcher
- 1936Bill Wyman, English musician (The Rolling Stones)
- 1948Paul and Barry Ryan, British composer-singers
- 1960Joachim “Jo” Winkelhock, German race car driver
- 1967Ian Bishop, West Indian cricketer
- 1973Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
- 1976Joakim Nätterqvist, Swedish actor
- 1984Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish hockey player
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