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 Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is jueves.
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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)
- 1260Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.
- 1360The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
- 1590John White, The governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
- 1795Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia
- 1812Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
- 1851William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.
- 1917Battle 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).
- 1931The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
- 1957The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
- 1980The government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
Who were born on October 24?
- 1935Malcolm Bilson, American pianist and music professor
- 1950Steven Greenberg, American composer (Lipps Inc.)
- 1960Joachim “Jo” Winkelhock, German race car driver
- 1962Dave Blaney, American race car driver
- 1971Dervla Kirwan, Irish actress
- 1973Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer
- 1976Petar Stoychev, Bulgarian swimmer
- 1980Casey Wilson, American comic actress (Happy Endings, Saturday Night Live)
- 1983Brian Vickers, American race car driver
- 1984Jonas Gustavsson, Swedish hockey player
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