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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 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.

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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)

  • 1260
    The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1795
    Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia
  • 1857
    Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  • 1901
    Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  • 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).
  • 1929
    “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1945
    Founding of the United Nations
  • 1949
    The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 1986
    Nezar 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.
  • 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?

  • 1811
    Ferdinand Hiller, German composer (d. 1885)
  • 1905
    Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian (d. 1988)
  • 1915
    Roger Milliken, American millionaire (d. 2010)
  • 1932
    Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1954
    Brad Sherman, American politician
  • 1960
    Ian Baker-Finch, Australian golfer
  • 1965
    Kyriakos Velopoulos, Greek politician
  • 1966
    Roman Abramovich, Russian oil magnate
  • 1980
    Christian Vander, German footballer
  • 1984
    Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish hockey player

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