24 OCTOBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Antony van Leeuwenhoek, 1632
  • Sybil Thorndyke, 1882
  • Rafael Trujillo, 1891
  • Moss Hart, 1904
  • Y. A. Tittle, 1926
  • The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.), 1930
  • F. Murray Abraham, 1939
  • Bill Wyman, 1941
  • Kevin Kline, 1947
  • Roman Abramovich, 1966
  • Caprice Bourret, 1974
  • Wayne Rooney, 1985

Died On This Day:

  • Jane Seymour, 1537
  • Tycho Brahe, 1601
  • Alessandro Scarlatti, 1725
  • Daniel Webster, 1852
  • George Cadbury, 1922
  • Vikdun Quisling, 1945
  • Franz Lehar, 1948
  • Prince Carl Sweden, 1951
  • Christian Dior, 1957
  • Jackie Robinson, 1972
  • David Oistrakh, 1974
  • Edith Head, 1981
  • Gene Roddenberry, 1991
  • Raul Julia, 1994
  • Charles Rembar, 2000
  • Rosa Parks, 2005
  • Fats Domino, 2017

Today's Events:

  • 1604 - James VI of Scotland proclaimed James I, King of England, Scotland, France & Ireland.
  • 1648 - Treaty of Westphalia ends the Thirty Years' War in Europe.
  • 1836 - Patent granted to Alonzo Dwight Phillips of Mass. for phosphorous friction matches.
  • 1857 - World's first soccer club founded - the Sheffield Football Club of England.
  • 1861 - Transcontinental telegraph line completed across USA; Abraham Lincoln receives first message.
  • 1876 - Alarm clock patented by Seth Thomas.
  • 1901 - Eastman Kodak Company incorporated in Trenton, NJ; Kodak brownies on sale for $1.00
  • 1901 - Anna Edson Taylor becomes first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  • 1916 - Henry Ford becomes first industrialist to award equal pay to women - $5.00 per day.
  • 1917 - Caporetto campaign begins, WW1. Germans push Italians to Piave River & take 300,000.
  • 1926 - Harry Houdini, suffering from peritonitis and 104 degree fever, collapses on stage of Garrick Theatre, Detroit in last performance before his death on Holloween.
  • 1929 - Radio's first variety program goes on the air-'My Time is Your Time' with Rudy Vallee.
  • 1929 - 'Black Thursday' decline hits Wall Street beginning the great depression; 13 million shares traded.
  • 1931 - George Washington Bridge from Manhattan Island to New Jersey across Hudson River opens.
  • 1945 - The United Nations (U.N.) formally comes into existence.
  • 1948 - Expression 'cold war' first used by Bernard Baruch in Senate testimony on USSR relations.
  • 1949 - United Nations (U.N.) headquarters building opens in New York.
  • 2004 - American scientists Richard Axel and Linda Buck win 2004 Nobel Prize in medicine and $1.3 million for work in sense of smell.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Raphael
  • Felix of Thibiuca

Holiday:

  • Independence Day Zambia (1964)
  • United Nations Day
  • Zodiac: Libra ends, Scorpius begins

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CHI'U CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • DIVALI (India) five day autumn festival.
  • BHRATRI DWITYA, Hindu Festival of Brothers
  • RAMADAN, Muslim holy month
  • CHILD HEALTH DAY - first Monday in October in USA
  • COLUMBUS DAY - first Monday in October
  • DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS - last Sunday in October set clocks back
  • MOTHER-IN-LAW DAY - celebrated fourth Sunday in October in US
  • NATIONAL CHILDREN'S DAY - second Sunday in October in USA
  • THANKSGIVING DAY IN CANADA - second Monday in October

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
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