October 24: Day of the Week
October 24, 2019 is the 297th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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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)
- 1147After a siege of 4 months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
- 1360The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
- 1648The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
- 1795Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia
- 1911Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
- 1912First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
- 1957The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
- 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
- 2007Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
Who were born on October 24?
- 1913Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (d. 1984)
- 1935Malcolm Bilson, American pianist and music professor
- 1943Bill Dundee, American professional wrestler
- 1943Corky Siegel, American musician, singer-songwriter, and composer
- 1948Paul and Barry Ryan, British composer-singers
- 1956David Stergakos, Greek-American basketball player
- 1967Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
- 1977Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer
- 1980Christian Vander, German footballer
- 1981Tila Tequila, American model
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