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October 24 Historical Events

The following events took place on October 24. The list is arranged in chronological order.

Found 47 events. Showing 1 - 30.

  • 69
    Second Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Marcus Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
  • 1260
    Chartres Cathedral is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • 1260
    Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.
  • 1360
    The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years’ War.
  • 1590
    John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists.
  • 1641
    Sir Felim O'Neill of Kinard the leader of the Irish Rebellion issues his Proclamation of Dungannon justifying the uprising and declaring continued loyalty to Charles I
  • 1648
    The Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years’ War.
  • 1795
    Partitions of Poland: The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided among Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
  • 1812
    Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
  • 1851
    William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel, and Ariel, orbiting Uranus.
  • 1857
    Sheffield F.C., the world’s oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England.
  • 1861
    The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
  • 1901
    Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
  • 1911
    Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Lozengrad concludes with the Bulgarian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1912
    First Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory against the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1917
    Battle of Caporetto; Italy suffers a catastrophic defeat by the forces of Austria-Hungary and Germany on the Austro-Italian front of World War I (lasts until 19 November - also called Twelfth Battle of the Isonzo).
  • 1917
    Bolshevik Red Guards began takeover of buildings in Russia, among the first events associated with the October Revolution.
  • 1926
    Harry Houdini’s last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
  • 1929
    “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • 1930
    A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas is then installed as “provisional president”.
  • 1931
    The George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.
  • 1943
    The Provisional Government of Free India formally declares war on Britain and the United States of America.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku and the Japanese battleship Musashi are sunk by American aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
  • 1945
    Founding of the United Nations.
  • 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
    Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam.
  • 1957
    The United States Air Force starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.

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