October 24: Day of the Week
October 24, 2022 is the 297th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Getsuyōbi.
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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)
- 1648The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
- 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.”
- 1946A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
- 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
- 1998Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
- 2002Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.
- 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?
- 1710Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)
- 1903Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
- 1925Bob Azzam, Egyptian singer (d. 2004)
- 1938Odean Pope, American jazz tenor saxophonist
- 1950Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
- 1957Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
- 1962Jay Novacek, American football player
- 1970Jeff Mangum, American musician
- 1973Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer
- 1989Shenae Grimes, Canadian actress
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