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Wednesday October 24, 2018

October 24: Day of the Week

October 24, 2018 was the 297th day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.

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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)

  • 1360
    The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1795
    Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia
  • 1911
    Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • 1945
    Founding of the United Nations
  • 1949
    The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 1954
    Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
  • 1957
    The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 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.)
  • 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.
  • 1998
    Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1921
    R. K. Laxman, Indian cartoonist, illustrator, and humorist
  • 1927
    Jean-Claude Pascal, French singer and actor (d. 1992)
  • 1936
    David Nelson, American actor and director (d. 2011)
  • 1945
    Alan Titus, American baritone
  • 1950
    Steven Greenberg, American composer (Lipps Inc.)
  • 1954
    Doug Davidson, American actor
  • 1956
    Dale Maharidge, American author
  • 1961
    Bruce L. Castor, Jr. American politician
  • 1970
    Rob Leslie-Carter, British engineer and project manager
  • 1980
    Zac Posen, American fashion designer

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