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Saturday October 24, 2020

October 24: Day of the Week

October 24, 2020 is the 298th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.

If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is samedi.

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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)

  • 69
    Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
  • 1147
    After a siege of 4 months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
  • 1260
    The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1648
    The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1795
    Partitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia
  • 1851
    William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus.
  • 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.
  • 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.”
  • 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?

  • 1675
    Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (d. 1749)
  • 1872
    Peter O'Connor, Irish athlete (d. 1957)
  • 1887
    Octave Lapize, French cyclist (d. 1917)
  • 1906
    Alexander Gelfond, Russian mathematician (d. 1968)
  • 1919
    Frank Piasecki, American aeronautical engineer (d. 2008)
  • 1923
    Denise Levertov, English-born poet (d. 1997)
  • 1943
    Corky Siegel, American musician, singer-songwriter, and composer
  • 1950
    Steven Greenberg, American composer (Lipps Inc.)
  • 1960
    Joachim “Jo” Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1982
    Mohamed Fairuz Fauzy, Malaysian racing driver

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