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)
- 1812Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
- 1857Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
- 1861The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
- 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).
- 1926Harry Houdini’s last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
- 1957The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
- 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
- 1977Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)
- 2007Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
- 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?
- 1896Jack Warner, English actor (d. 1981)
- 1901Gilda Gray, Polish-born American actress and dancer (d. 1959)
- 1903Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
- 1919Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)
- 1923Denise Levertov, English-born poet (d. 1997)
- 1930Johan Galtung, Norwegian peace researcher
- 1946Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (d. 1993)
- 1976Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
- 1980Christian Vander, German footballer
- 1980Monica, American singer and actress
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