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.
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)
- 1590John White, The governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
- 1648The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
- 1857Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
- 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.
- 1929“Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
- 1945Founding of the United Nations
- 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.)
- 2005Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
- 2007Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Who were born on October 24?
- 1875Konstantin Yuon, Russian painter (d. 1958)
- 1916Anne Sharp, Scottish opera singer
- 1925Bob Azzam, Egyptian singer (d. 2004)
- 1944Ray Downs American author and musician
- 1954Doug Davidson, American actor
- 1961Mary Bono, American politician
- 1971Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
- 1974Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1974Wilton Guerrero, Dominican baseball player
- 1986John Ruddy, English footballer
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