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Monday October 24, 2022

October 24: Day of the Week

October 24, 2022 is the 297th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Monday.

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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)

  • 1851
    William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.
  • 1929
    “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 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.”
  • 1931
    The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1960
    Nedelin 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
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian “stay-behind” clandestine paramilitary NATO army, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960s to early 1980s.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
  • 2008
    “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1763
    Dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)
  • 1879
    B. A. Rolfe, American musician known as “The Boy Trumpet Wonder”, bandleader, recording artist, radio personality and film producer (d. 1956)
  • 1926
    Rafael Azcona, Spanish screenwriter (d. 2008)
  • 1932
    Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1945
    Gérald Larose, Quebec labour union executive
  • 1950
    Rawly Eastwick, American baseball player
  • 1960
    Joachim “Jo” Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1970
    Jeff Mangum, American musician
  • 1973
    Madlib, American musician and rapper
  • 1974
    Corey Dillon, American football player

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