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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)

  • 1147
    After a siege of 4 months crusader knights led by Afonso Henriques reconquered Lisbon.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
  • 1861
    The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1947
    Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 1957
    The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
  • 1964
    Northern 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)
  • 1977
    Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)
  • 1998
    Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission

Who were born on October 24?

  • 1561
    Anthony Babington, Leader of the Babington Plot (d. 1586)
  • 1909
    Bill Carr, American athlete (d. 1966)
  • 1920
    Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician (d. 1996)
  • 1935
    Malcolm Bilson, American pianist and music professor
  • 1940
    Martin Campbell, New Zealand film director
  • 1943
    Corky Siegel, American musician, singer-songwriter, and composer
  • 1944
    Ray Downs American author and musician
  • 1974
    Jamal Mayers, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1979
    Ben Gillies, Australian musician (Silverchair)
  • 1983
    Brian Vickers, American race car driver

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