October 24 holidays in 2018
Day of the Libraries
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
October 24 2017 holidays
October 24 2019 holidays
Historical Events on October 24
The governor of the 2
Roanoke Colony – John White – goes back to England after he was unable to locate the lost colonist of the 1
The Thirty Year’s War ends when the Peace of Westphalia is signed.
Near Moscow, the Battle of Maloyaroslavets occurs during the Napoleonic Wars.
Umbriel and Ariel – both moons of Uranus – are discovered by William Lassell.
transcontinental telegraph line across the U.S is completed on this day.
Approximately 20 Chinese immigrants are tortured and lynched during the Chinese Massacre of 1871, which took place in Los Angeles, California.
The first person to successfully go over Niagara Falls in a barrel is Annie Edson Taylor.
Orville Wright flies for 9 minutes & 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina.
At the Battle of Leyte Gulf during World War II, American aircraft attack and sink the Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku and the Japanese battleship Musashi.
The United Nations is founded on this day.
During testimony at the House Un-American Activities Committee, Walt Disney gives the names of Disney employees that he believes are communists.
United States support is pledged to South Vietnam by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The holiday Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the last time. In 1978, it would be observed on November 11
Deep Space 1 is launched.
Famous Birthdays on October 24
Polish-American actress and singer, Gilda Gray is born in
American FBI agent, Melvin Purvis is born in
American playwright and director, Moss Hart is born in
French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes is born in
English journalist, author and poet Adrian Mitchell is born in
English gangsters, Reginald and Ronald Kray are born in
American actor F. Murray Abraham is born in
Irish author and journalist Frank Delaney is born in
American actor Kevin Kline is born in
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