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 Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Nichiyōbi.
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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.
- 1911Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
- 1912First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
- 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.”
- 1931The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
- 1944World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
- 1947Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
- 1954Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
- 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.
- 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?
- 1710Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773)
- 1887Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
- 1903Melvin Purvis, American FBI agent (d. 1960)
- 1931Sofia Gubaidulina, Russian composer
- 1939F. Murray Abraham, American actor
- 1946Jerry Edmonton, Canadian drummer (Steppenwolf) (d. 1993)
- 1961Bruce L. Castor, Jr. American politician
- 1972Pat Williams, American football player
- 1976Joakim Nätterqvist, Swedish actor
- 1984Felicia Chin, Singaporean actress
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