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Thursday October 24, 2019

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 French then this day of the week in French is jeudi.

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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)

  • 1147
    After a siege of 4 months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
  • 1861
    The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
  • 1911
    Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • 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
  • 1946
    A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1947
    Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 1949
    The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 2003
    Concorde makes its last commercial flight.

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1378
    David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)
  • 1854
    Hendrik Willem Bakhuis Roozeboom, Dutch chemist (d. 1907)
  • 1932
    Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Reginald “Reggie” Kray, British gangster and murderer (d. 2000)
  • 1945
    Alan Titus, American baritone
  • 1954
    Mike Rounds, American politician, current governor of South Dakota
  • 1957
    John Kassir, American actor and comedian
  • 1957
    Ron Gardenhire, German-born American baseball manager
  • 1974
    Corey Dillon, American football player
  • 1984
    Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer

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