On This Day — October 24th


October 24th is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).

Historical Events

1789 – The Brabant Revolution, sometimes considered as the first expression of Belgian nationalism, began with the invasion of the Austrian Netherlands by an émigré army from the Dutch Republic.

1851 – William Lassell discovered the Uranian moons Umbriel and Ariel.

1871 – The largest mass lynching in United States history took place when around 500 white rioters entered Chinatown in Los Angeles to attack, rob, and murder its residents.

1944 – World War II: The Imperial Japanese battleship Musashi, one of the heaviest and most powerfully armed ever constructed, was sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

1964 – The military court of South Vietnamese junta chief Nguyễn Khánh acquitted Generals Dương Văn Đức and Lâm Văn Phát of leading a coup attempt against Khanh, despite the pair’s proclamation of his overthrow during their military action.

Celebrity Birthdays

Actor Kevin Kline turns 70

Footballer Wayne Rooney turns 32

Musician Drake turns 31

YouTube Star PewDiePie turns 28

Actress Eliza Taylor turns 28

Happy Birthday to all October 24th babies!

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