October 24 holidays in 2023

Holiday name Holiday location Holiday type
World Development Information Day - International
National Food Day - Unofficial
National Bologna Day - Unofficial
United Nations Day Multiple [Show] Multiple Types
Birthday of the Sultan of Pahang Malaysia (Pahang) Common Local Holiday
Day of the Libraries Germany Observance
Independence Day Zambia Public Holiday
Dussehra India Gazetted Holiday

Historical Events on October 24

  • 1590: The governor of the 2nd Roanoke Colony – John White – goes back to England after he was unable to locate the lost colonist of the 1st Roanoke Colony.
  • 1648: The Thirty Year’s War ends when the Peace of Westphalia is signed.
  • 1812: Near Moscow, the Battle of Maloyaroslavets occurs during the Napoleonic Wars.
  • 1851: Umbriel and Ariel – both moons of Uranus – are discovered by William Lassell.
  • 1861: The 1st transcontinental telegraph line across the U.S is completed on this day.
  • 1871: Approximately 20 Chinese immigrants are tortured and lynched during the Chinese Massacre of 1871, which took place in Los Angeles, California.
  • 1901: The first person to successfully go over Niagara Falls in a barrel is Annie Edson Taylor.
  • 1911: Orville Wright flies for 9 minutes & 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills in North Carolina.
  • 1944: 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.
  • 1945: The United Nations is founded on this day.
  • 1947: During testimony at the House Un-American Activities Committee, Walt Disney gives the names of Disney employees that he believes are communists.
  • 1954: United States support is pledged to South Vietnam by Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • 1977: The holiday Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the last time. In 1978, it would be observed on November 11th.
  • 1998: Deep Space 1 is launched.

Famous Birthdays on October 24

  • Polish-American actress and singer, Gilda Gray is born in 1901.
  • American FBI agent, Melvin Purvis is born in 1903.
  • American playwright and director, Moss Hart is born in 1904.
  • French physicist and Nobel Prize laureate, Pierre-Gilles de Gennes is born in 1932.
  • English journalist, author and poet Adrian Mitchell is born in 1932.
  • English gangsters, Reginald and Ronald Kray are born in 1933.
  • American actor F. Murray Abraham is born in 1939.
  • Irish author and journalist Frank Delaney is born in 1942.
  • American actor Kevin Kline is born in 1947.

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