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The 24t o October is the 297t day o the year (298t in lowp years) in the Gregorian Calendar, wi 68 days bidin.
Events[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1648 - The Peace o Westphalie ends the Thirty Years' War.
- 1851 - William Lassell discovers Uranus's muins o Ariel an Umbriel.
- 1901 - American schuilteacher Annie Edson Taylor survives travellin ower Niagara Faws in a barrel.
- 1902 - The ceety o Quetzaltenango in Guatemala is awmaist completely destroyed bi an eruption o the Santa Maria volcanae.
- 1929 - Black Fuirsday in the Wall Street economic crash.
- 1931 - The George Washington Brig, linking New York tae New Jersey, opens.
- 1935 - Italy invades Ethiopie.
- 1945 - The Unitit Naitions are foondit.
- 1960 - An R-16 ballistic missile splodes on the launch pad o the Soviet Union's Baikonur space facility (in wha is nou Kazakhstan).
- 1964 - Zambie gains unthirldom frae the Unitit Kinrick.
- 1964 - The 1964 Simmer Olympics in Tokyo end.
- 1970 - Salvador Allende acomes Preses o Chile.
- 1975 - 90% o female wirkers in Iceland go on strike.
- 2001 - Twa lorries collide in the Gotthard Road Tunnel in Swisserland, causin a fire that kills 11 fowk.
- 2003 - Concorde maks its feenal flicht frae New York tae Lunnon.
- 2004 - Fitbaa: Manchester United end Arsenal's 49-gemme unbeaten league run.
- 2008 - Mercats plummet aroond the warld o "Black Fryday".
- 2014 - Johann Lamont demits as leader o the Scots Labour Pairty.
- 2019 - The remains o Spaingie dictator Francisco Franco are remuivit frae the Valley o the Fallen, an reburied in a cemetery north o Madrid.
Births[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 51 - Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96)
- 1378 - David Stewart, Duke o Rothesay, heir tae the Scots throne (d. 1402)
- 1632 - Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, Dutch scientist (d. 1723)
- 1682 - William Aikman, Scots penter (d. 1731)
- 1765 - James Mackintosh, Scots juirist, politeecian an historian (d. 1832)
- 1796 - David Roberts, Scots penter (d. 1864)
- 1804 - Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German pheesicist (d. 1891)
- 1838 - Annie Edson Taylor, American teacher an adventurer (d. 1921)
- 1891 - Rafael Trujillo, Preses o the Dominican Republic (d. 1961)
- 1930 - The Big Bopper, American muisicker (d. 1959)
- 1932 - Pierre-Gilles de Gennes, French pheesicist (d. 2007)
- 1936 - Bill Wyman, Inglis muisicker
- 1939 - F. Murray Abraham, American actor
- 1947 - Kevin Kline, American actor
- 1950 - Asa Hartford, Scots fitbawer
- 1954 - Malcolm Turnbull, 29t Prime Meenister o Australie
- 1966 - Roman Abramovich, Roushie businessman
- 1967 - Esther McVey, Inglis politeecian
- 1973 - Jackie McNamara, Scots fitbawer
- 1981 - Tila Tequila, American model, sangster an actress
- 1985 - Wayne Rooney, Inglis fitbawer
- 1986 - John Ruddy, Inglis fitbawer
- 1986 - Drake, Canadian sangster
- 1989 - PewDiePie, Swadish YouTube personality
- 1990 - Ilkay Gündogan, German fitbawer
Daiths[eedit | eedit soorce]
- 1537 - Jane Seymour, Queen Consort o Ingland
- 1601 - Tycho Brahe, Dens astronomer (b. 1546)
- 1842 - Bernardo O'Higgins, Chilean unthirldom leader (b. 1778)
- 1945 - Vidkun Quisling, Norse politeecian (b. 1887)
- 1972 - Jackie Robinson, American basebaw player (b. 1919)
- 1991 - Gene Roddenberry, American televeesion writer (b. 1921)
- 2005 - Rosa Parks, American activist (b. 1913)
- 2006 - William Montgomery Watt, Scots historian (b. 1909)
- 2012 - Margaret Osborne duPont, American tennis player (b. 1918)
- 2015 - Maureen O'Hara, Erse-American actress (b. 1920)
- 2017 - Fats Domino, American sangster an pianist (b. 1928)
Halidays[eedit | eedit soorce]
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