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What Happened on October 24th This Day in History

Year Name
2016 A French surveillance aircraft flying to Libya crashes on takeoff in Malta, killing all five people on board.
2015 A driver crashes into the Oklahoma State Homecoming parade, killing four people and injuring 34.
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.
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.
2007 Chang'e 1, the first satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program, is launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center.
2005 Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.
2004 Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League.
2003 Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
1998 Deep Space 1 is launched to explore the asteroid belt and test new spacecraft technologies.
1992 The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
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.
1986 Nezar 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.
1980 The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union.
1975 In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gender inequality.
1964 Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes Zambia.
1963 An oxygen leak from an R-9 Desna missile at the Baikonur Cosmodrome triggers a fire that kills seven people.
1960 Nedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad at the Soviet Union's Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100 people, including Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin.
1957 The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar manned space program.
1954 US President Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
1949 The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid.
1947 Famed animator Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.
1946 A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
1945 The United Nations Charter comes into effect.
1944 World War II: Japan's center force is temporarily repulsed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1931 The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic over the Hudson River.
1930 A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ends the First Republic, replacing it with the Vargas Era.
1929 "Black Thursday" on the New York Stock Exchange.
1926 Harry Houdini's last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
1918 World War I: Italian victory in the Battle of Vittorio Veneto.
1917 World War I: Italy suffers a disastrous defeat at the Battle of Caporetto on the Austro-Italian front.
1912 First Balkan War: The Battle of Kirk Kilisse concludes with a Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
1912 First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
1911 Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
1902 Guatemala's Santa María Volcano begins to erupt, becoming the third-largest eruption of the 20th century.
1901 Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1900 U.S. Government announces plans to buy Danish West Indies for $7 million.
1889 Henry Parkes delivers the Tenterfield Oration, effectively starting the federation process in Australia.
1871 An estimated 17 to 22 Chinese immigrants are lynched in Los Angeles, California.
1861 The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.
1857 Sheffield F.C., the world's oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in England.
1851 William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel and Ariel orbiting Uranus.
1812 Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
1795 Poland is completely consumed by Russia, Prussia and Austria.
1648 The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years' War and the Eighty Years' War.
1641 Felim O'Neill of Kinard, the leader of the Irish Rebellion, issues his Proclamation of Dungannon, justifying the uprising and declaring continued loyalty to King Charles I of England.
1596 The second Spanish armada sets sail to strike against England, but is smashed by storms off Cape Finisterre forcing a retreat to port.
1590 John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the "lost" colonists.
1360 The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.
1260 Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France.
69 In the Second Battle of Bedriacum, troops loyal to Vespasian defeat those of Emperor Vitellius.
Famous People Born on October 24

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Year Name
1930 Ahmad Shah of Pahang (d. 2019)
1980 Monica, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
1940 David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville, English businessman and academic
1964 Janele Hyer-Spencer, American lawyer and politician
1930 Jack Angel, American voice actor (d. 2021)
1984 Kaela Kimura, Japanese singer-songwriter
1918 Doreen Tovey, English author (d. 2008)
1974 Corey Dillon, American football player
1920 Marcel-Paul Schützenberger, French mathematician and academic (d. 1996)
1941 William H. Dobelle, American medical researcher (d. 2004)
Famous People Deaths On October 24

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Date Name
1852 Daniel Webster, American lawyer and politician, 14th United States Secretary of State (b. 1782)
2016 Bobby Vee, American pop singer (b. 1943)
1672 John Webb, English architect and scholar (b. 1611)
2005 Joy Clements, American soprano and actress (b. 1932)
2007 Petr Eben, Czech organist and composer (b. 1929)
1975 İsmail Erez, Turkish lawyer and diplomat, Turkish Ambassador to France (b. 1919)
1915 Désiré Charnay, French archaeologist and photographer (b. 1828)
1642 Robert Bertie, 1st Earl of Lindsey, English peer and courtier (b. 1582)
1958 G. E. Moore, English philosopher and academic (b. 1873)
2012 Peggy Ahern, American actress (b. 1917)