About October 24

October 24, 2022 is the 297th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday.

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Scorpio is the sun 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.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 90 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On October 24

  • 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.
  • 1590
    John White, The governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
  • 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
  • 1857
    Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  • 1861
    The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
  • 1901
    Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
  • 1926
    Harry Houdini’s last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
  • 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.”
  • 1944
    World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1945
    Founding of the United Nations
  • 1946
    A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1947
    Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 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.)
  • 1980
    The government of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
  • 2007
    Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

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