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Sunday October 24, 2021

October 24: Day of the Week

October 24, 2021 is the 297th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the October calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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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)

  • 1590
    John White, The governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
  • 1648
    The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1857
    Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  • 1917
    Battle 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).
  • 1926
    Harry Houdini’s last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 1929
    “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1945
    Founding of the United Nations
  • 1977
    Veterans 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.)
  • 2005
    Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
  • 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?

  • 1875
    Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
  • 1916
    Anne Sharp, Scottish opera singer
  • 1925
    Bob Azzam, Egyptian singer (d. 2004)
  • 1944
    Ray Downs American author and musician
  • 1954
    Doug Davidson, American actor
  • 1961
    Mary Bono, American politician
  • 1971
    Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
  • 1974
    Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Wilton Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
  • 1986
    John Ruddy, English footballer

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