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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 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.

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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.
  • 1360
    The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 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
  • 1911
    Orville Wright remains in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
  • 1957
    The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 1960
    Nedelin 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
  • 1973
    Yom Kippur War ends
  • 2007
    Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1913
    Tito Gobbi, Italian baritone (d. 1984)
  • 1935
    Malcolm Bilson, American pianist and music professor
  • 1943
    Bill Dundee, American professional wrestler
  • 1943
    Corky Siegel, American musician, singer-songwriter, and composer
  • 1948
    Paul and Barry Ryan, British composer-singers
  • 1956
    David Stergakos, Greek-American basketball player
  • 1967
    Jacqueline McKenzie, Australian actress
  • 1977
    Iván Kaviedes, Ecuadoran footballer
  • 1980
    Christian Vander, German footballer
  • 1981
    Tila Tequila, American model

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