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October 24th, 2069 (October 24 2069)EventSecond Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
October 24th, 2006 (October 24 2006)EventJustice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
October 24th, 2004 (October 24 2004)Event10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports. There were no survivors.
October 24th, 2003 (October 24 2003)EventConcorde makes its last commercial flight.
October 24th, 2002 (October 24 2002)EventPolice arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.
October 24th, 1998 (October 24 1998)EventLaunch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
October 24th, 1995 (October 24 1995)EventA total solar eclipse is visible from Iran, India, Thailand, and SE Asia. [2]
October 24th, 1990 (October 24 1990)EventItalian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian "stay-behind" clandestine paramilitary NATO army.
October 24th, 1986 (October 24 1986)EventNezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing on an El Al flight at Heathrow. After the verdict, the United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, claiming that Hindawi was helped by Syrian officials.
October 24th, 1980 (October 24 1980)EventGovernment of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union
October 24th, 1977 (October 24 1977)EventVeterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)
October 24th, 1973 (October 24 1973)EventYom Kippur War ends
October 24th, 1964 (October 24 1964)EventNorthern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony)
October 24th, 1960 (October 24 1960)EventNedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad at the Soviet Union s Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100. Among the dead is Field Marshall Mitrofan Nedelin, whose death is reported to have occurred in a plane crash
October 24th, 1957 (October 24 1957)EventThe USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
October 24th, 1954 (October 24 1954)EventDwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South VietnamDwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
October 24th, 1947 (October 24 1947)EventWalt Disney testifies to the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists.Walt Disney Quotes
October 24th, 1946 (October 24 1946)EventA camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
October 24th, 1945 (October 24 1945)EventFounding of the United Nations
October 24th, 1944 (October 24 1944)EventWorld War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku, and the battleship Musashi are sunk in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
October 24th, 1935 (October 24 1935)EventItaly invades Ethiopia
October 24th, 1931 (October 24 1931)EventThe George Washington Bridge opens to public traffic.George Washington Quotes
October 24th, 1930 (October 24 1930)EventA bloodless coup d etat in Brazil ousts Washington Luis Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getulio Dornelles Vargas is then installed as "provisional president."
October 24th, 1929 (October 24 1929)Event"Black Thursday" stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
October 24th, 1926 (October 24 1926)EventHarry Houdini s last performance, which was at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.Harry Houdini Quotes
October 24th, 1917 (October 24 1917)EventBattle of Caporetto starts on the Austro-Italian front of World War I
October 24th, 1917 (October 24 1917)EventThe day of the October revolution, The Red Revolution.
October 24th, 1912 (October 24 1912)EventFirst Balkan War: The Battle of Kumanovo concludes with the Serbian victory.
October 24th, 1911 (October 24 1911)EventOrville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years. [1]
October 24th, 1901 (October 24 1901)EventAnnie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.Ann Taylor Quotes
October 24th, 1861 (October 24 1861)EventThe First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express.
October 24th, 1857 (October 24 1857)EventSheffield F.C., the world s first football club, is founded in Sheffield, England.
October 24th, 1812 (October 24 1812)EventNapoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
October 24th, 1795 (October 24 1795)EventPartitions of Poland: The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth is completely divided between Austria, Prussia and Russia
October 24th, 1648 (October 24 1648)EventThe Peace of Westphalia is signed, marking the end of the Thirty Years War.
October 24th, 1593 (October 24 1593)EventAlleged teleportation of Gil Perez.
October 24th, 1360 (October 24 1360)EventThe Treaty of Bretigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years War.
October 24th, 1260 (October 24 1260)EventThe spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Louis IX of France Quotes
October 24th, 1260 (October 24 1260)EventSaif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.

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