October 24: Day of the Week
October 24, 2020 is the 298th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.
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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)
- 69Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
- 1260The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- 1912First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
- 1945Founding of the United Nations
- 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
- 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.
- 2002Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.
- 2003Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
Who were born on October 24?
- 1763Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
- 1882Dame Sybil Thorndike, British actress (d. 1976)
- 1936David Nelson, American actor and director (d. 2011)
- 1944Ted Templeman, American record producer, member of 1960's group Harper’s Bizarre
- 1954Mike Rounds, American politician, current governor of South Dakota
- 1961Dave Meltzer, American wrestling journalist
- 1963John Hendrie, Scottish footballer
- 1966Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
- 1967Ian Bishop, West Indian cricketer
- 1973Jackie McNamara, Scottish footballer
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