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Saturday October 24, 2020

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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.

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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)

  • 1648
    The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
  • 1861
    The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
  • 1901
    Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  • 1930
    A 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.”
  • 1949
    The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 1977
    Veterans 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.)
  • 1998
    Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
  • 2003
    Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.

Who were born on October 24?

  • 51
    Titus Flavius Domitianus, Roman Emperor (d. 96)
  • 1811
    Ferdinand Hiller, German composer (d. 1885)
  • 1894
    Bibhutibhushan Mukhopadhyay, Bengali author (d. 1987)
  • 1913
    Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (d. 1984)
  • 1916
    Anne Sharp, Scottish opera singer
  • 1929
    Yordan Radichkov, Bulgarian writer (d. 2004)
  • 1948
    Paul and Barry Ryan, British composer-singers
  • 1955
    Katherine Knight, Australian murderess
  • 1973
    Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer
  • 1973
    Laura Veirs American singer-songwriter

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