October 24th in History.

October 24th in History.

October 24th 1531 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union
October 24th 1596 -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
October 24th 1648 Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war & Holy Roman Empire
October 24th 1648 Switzerland's independence recognized
October 24th 1656 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
October 24th 1681 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
October 24th 1795 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
October 24th 1818 Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his 1st public concert (Berlin)
October 24th 1836 A Phillips patents match
October 24th 1851 William Lassell discovers Ariel & Umbriel, satellites of Uranus
October 24th 1856 Constitution of South Australia adopted
October 24th 1857 World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England
October 24th 1861 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from SF to Wash DC)
October 24th 1861 1st transcontinental telegram sent ending Pony Express

October 24th 1861 West Virginia seceded from Virginia
October 24th 1871 Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese
October 24th 1881 Levi P Morton, US ambas to France drives 1st rivet in Stat of Liberty
October 24th 1882 Dr Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
October 24th 1885 Johann Strauss' opera "Zigeunerbaron," premieres in Vienna
October 24th 1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
October 24th 1899 Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
October 24th 1900 General Redvers Buller returns to England
October 24th 1901 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
October 24th 1903 1st trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
October 24th 1903 George Sutton becomes billard champ
October 24th 1904 1st NY subway opens
October 24th 1908 Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Outto the Ball Game"
October 24th 1911 Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole
October 24th 1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cin Reds manager

October 24th 1916 Moroccan troops capture Ft Douaumont
October 24th 1917 Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army
October 24th 1922 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
October 24th 1922 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
October 24th 1923 Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
October 24th 1924 Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven
October 24th 1924 Christian Gen Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
October 24th 1929 "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
October 24th 1929 Ruby Vallee's Fleishmann Hour begins broadcasting on NBC radio
October 24th 1929 Belgium princess Marie-Jos‚ & Italian crown prince Umberto gets engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
October 24th 1931 Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion
October 24th 1931 George Washington Bridge connecting NY to NJ opens
October 24th 1932 British govt signs trade treaty with USSR
October 24th 1933 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto," premieres in NYC
October 24th 1935 Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs mgr Charlie Grimm & Chic players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series

October 24th 1935 Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2]
October 24th 1938 US forbids child labor in factories
October 24th 1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
October 24th 1939 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
October 24th 1939 Nazi require wearing of star of David
October 24th 1939 Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)
October 24th 1940 Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
October 24th 1940 Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
October 24th 1940 Hitler meets Marshal P‚tain
October 24th 1940 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)
October 24th 1942 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
October 24th 1943 Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting
October 24th 1944 Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
October 24th 1944 US air raid on Jap battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
October 24th 1944 US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines

October 24th 1944 US capt David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Jap planes in Gulf of Leyte
October 24th 1945 UN charter comes into effect
October 24th 1945 France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)
October 24th 1945 Charter of United Nations of force became
October 24th 1946 Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
October 24th 1947 Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
October 24th 1948 Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
October 24th 1948 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta," premieres
October 24th 1948 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
October 24th 1948 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
October 24th 1951 Jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in NYC
October 24th 1951 United Nation publishes its 1st postage stamps
October 24th 1952 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria
October 24th 1953 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
October 24th 1956 AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year

October 24th 1956 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary
October 24th 1957 Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
October 24th 1958 USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
October 24th 1959 US premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
October 24th 1960 Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash
October 24th 1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs
October 24th 1962 In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins
October 24th 1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 perfs
October 24th 1963 KRO shows 1st Bonanza
October 24th 1963 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
October 24th 1964 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
October 24th 1964 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
October 24th 1964 Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
October 24th 1964 Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zaire
October 24th 1964 Belgian para's liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville

October 24th 1964 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
October 24th 1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 perfs
October 24th 1965 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today," premieres
October 24th 1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
October 24th 1968 Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on Å“50 bail
October 24th 1969 Email was used for the first time
October 24th 1969 Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
October 24th 1970 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
October 24th 1970 Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
October 24th 1971 Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)
October 24th 1971 Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
October 24th 1973 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike
October 24th 1973 John Lennon sues US govt to admit FBI is tapping his phone
October 24th 1973 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
October 24th 1974 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)

October 24th 1975 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
October 24th 1976 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
October 24th 1976 Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
October 24th 1976 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
October 24th 1976 1st Jewish film & TV festival
October 24th 1976 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
October 24th 1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
October 24th 1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
October 24th 1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
October 24th 1979 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
October 24th 1980 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
October 24th 1980 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK
October 24th 1980 Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
October 24th 1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
October 24th 1982 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29

October 24th 1982 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
October 24th 1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 perfs
October 24th 1984 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
October 24th 1984 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
October 24th 1984 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
October 24th 1986 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
October 24th 1986 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
October 24th 1987 Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
October 24th 1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
October 24th 1988 NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
October 24th 1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
October 24th 1988 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
October 24th 1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
October 24th 1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
October 24th 1989 Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud

October 24th 1990 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
October 24th 1991 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
October 24th 1991 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 perfs
October 24th 1992 Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
October 24th 1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
October 24th 1994 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
October 24th 1995 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
October 24th 1996 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
October 24th 1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
October 24th 1997 Marv Albert sentenced in assault case

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8 years 12 weeks ago, 9:50 PM


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October 24th

October 24, 1973, my wife was born. See honey, I did remember.

Go ahead punk, Make My Day!
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