October 24: Day of the Week
October 24, 2019 was the 297th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was 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)
- 1360The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
- 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.
- 1857Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
- 1901Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
- 1911Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
- 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).
- 1957The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
- 1964Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony until the next year, with the Unilateral Declaration of Independence)
- 1980The government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
Who were born on October 24?
- 1911Paul Grégoire, French Canadian archbishop of Montreal (d. 1993)
- 1929George Crumb, American composer
- 1954Brad Sherman, American politician
- 1972Kim Ji-soo, South Korean actress
- 1973Jeff Wilson, New Zealand rugby player and cricketer
- 1981Jemima Rooper, British actress
- 1982Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver
- 1983Hernán Garin, Argentine footballer
- 1984Kaela Kimura, Japanese model and singer
- 1987Anthony Vanden Borre, Belgian footballer
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