October 24

October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. 68 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

  • 1926Harry Houdini's last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
  • 1929 – "Black Thursday" on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1930 – A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ends the First Republic, replacing it with the Vargas Era.
  • 1931 – The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic over the Hudson River.
  • 1944 – World War II: Japan's center force is temporarily repulsed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1945 – The United Nations Charter comes into effect.
  • 1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
  • 1947 – Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
  • 1949 – The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
  • 1954 – President Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
  • 1956 – At the request of the Stalinist regime of Ernő Gerő, a massive Soviet force invades Budapest during the Hungarian Revolution. Imre Nagy is reinstalled as Prime Minister.
  • 1957 – The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar manned space program.
  • 1960 – A ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad in the Soviet Union, killing over 100 people.
  • 1963 – An oxygen leak from an R-9 Desna missile at the Baikonur Cosmodrome triggers a fire that kills seven people.
  • 1964Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes Zambia.[8]
  • 1975 – In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gender inequality.[9]
  • 1980 – The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.
  • 1986Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing of an El Al flight at Heathrow Airport.
  • 1990 – Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian NATO force formed in 1956, intended to be activated in the event of a Warsaw Pact invasion.
  • 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
  • 1998Deep Space 1 is launched to explore the asteroid belt and test new spacecraft technologies.
  • 2002 – Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
  • 2003Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
  • 2004Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.
  • 2005Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
  • 2007Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
  • 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.
  • 2014 – The China National Space Administration launches an experimental lunar mission, Chang'e 5-T1, which will loop behind the Moon and return to Earth.
  • 2015 – A driver crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring 34.
  • 2016 – A French surveillance aircraft flying to Libya crashes on takeoff in Malta, killing all five people on board.

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References

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