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On this day... October 24, 2017

Fun and historical facts for October 24th

Jim Clerkin
October 24, 2017 - 7:06 am
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OCTOBER 24TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FOOD DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY
  • TODAY IS UNITED NATIONS DAY

 

 

 

 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • THE BIG BOPPER (1930-1959)
  • F. MURRAY ABRAHAM (1939, 78)
  • KEVIN KLINE (1947, 70)
  • SCOTT PETERSON (1972, 45)
  • MONICA (1980, 37)
  • ZAC POSEN (1980, 37)
  • TILA TEQUILA (1981, 36)

 

 

 

 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1537, JANE SEYMOUR, THIRD WIFE OF HENRY VIII DIES
  • IN 1648, THE TREATY OF WESTPHALIA ENDS THE THIRTY YEARS WAR IN THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE AND CREATES SWITZERLAND
  • IN 1836, ALONZO PHILLIPS OF SPRINGFIELD, MA PATENTS MODERN MATCHES
  • IN 1852, DANIEL WEBSTER DIES AT 70
  • IN 1861, WEST VIRGINIA SECEDES FROM VIRGINIA
  • IN 1881, THE FIRST RIVET IS DRIVEN INTO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
  • IN 1901, 63 YEAR OLD ANNA EDSON TAYLOR IS THE FIRST PERSON TO GO OVER NIAGRA FALLS IN A BARREL AND SURVIVE AFTER DOING A TEST RUN USING HER CAT
  • IN 1908, BILLY MURRAY RELEASES “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME”
  • IN 1926, HARRY HOUDINI PERFORMS HIS FINAL MAGIC SHOW
  • IN 1929, BLACK THURSDAY STARTS THE STOCK MARKET CRASH AND THE DEPRESSION
  • IN 1931, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE IS DEDICATED BETWEEN NYC AND NJ
  • IN 1931, AL CAPONE IS SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TAX EVASION
  • IN 1938, CHILD LABOR IS OUTLAWED IN US FACTORIES
  • IN 1939, NAZI GERMANY REQUIRES ALL JEWS TO WEAR A YELLOW STAR OF DAVID
  • IN 1939, NYLON STOCKING GO ON SALE FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1940, THE US FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT OF 1938 TAKES EFFECT, REQUIRING A MINIMUM WAGE AND MAXIMUM 44 HOUR WORK WEEK
  • IN 1945, THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED NATIONS TAKES EFFECT (UNITED NATIONS DAY)
  • IN 1946, A MOTION CAPTURE CAMERA MOUNTED ON A V2 ROCKET TAKES THE FIRST PICTURES OF EARTH FROM SPACE
  • IN 1947, WILD FIRES ACROSS NEW ENGLAND BURN OVER $30 MILLION IN DAMAGES
  • IN 1948, THE TERM “COLD WAR” IS USED FOR THE FIRST TIME
  • IN 1954, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER PLEDGES US SUPPORT IN SOUTH VIETNAM
  • IN 1962, SOVIET SHIPS APPROACH BUT STOP SHORT OF A US BLOCKAGE OF CUBA IN THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
  • IN 1962, FRANK SINATRA’S “THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE” IS RELEASED
  • IN 1963, THE FIRST EPISODE OF “BONANZA” AIRS
  • IN 1972, JACKIE ROBINSON DIES AT 53
  • IN 1973, JOHN LENNON SUES THE US GOVERNMENT OVER THE FBI WIRE TAPPING HIS PHONE
  • IN 1976, THE FIRST TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENS
  • IN 1978, KEITH RICHARDS IS BUSTED FOR HEROINE POSSESSION IN TORONTO
  • IN 1988, THE TRAVELING WILBURYS RELEASE “VOLUME ONE”
  • IN 1989, THE WORLD SERIES RESUMES ONE WEEK AFTER AN EARTQUAKE DISRUPTS IT
  • IN 1989, THE REVEREND JIM BAKKER IS SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS FOR FRAUD
  • IN 1991, GENE RODENBERRY, CREATOR OF STAR TREK, DIES OF A HEART ATTACK AT 70
  • IN 1997, MARV ALBERT IS SENTENCED FOR ASSAULT
  • IN 2002, JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMAD AND LEE BOYZ MALVO ARE ARRESTED IN THE BELTWAY SNIPER CASE IN WASHINGTON DC
  • IN 2003, THE CONCORDE MAKES ITS FINAL FLIGHT
  • IN 2005, ROSA PARKS DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES AT 92
  • IN 2008, “BLOODY FRIDAY” SEES MANY OF THE WORLD STOCK EXCHANGES SEE THEIR WORST DECLINES IN HISTORY
  • IN 2008, ICELAND BECOMES THE FIRST COUNTRY TO REQUIRE A BAILOUT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND. THEY RECEIVE A 1.3 BILLION EURO LOAN
  • IN 2012, HURRICANE SANDY MAKES LANDFALL IN JAMAICA

 

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