All About October 24th
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
October 24th Holidays
- 40-Hour Work Week Day
- Black Thursday
- Food Day
- National Good and Plenty Day
- Take Back Your Time Day
- National Bologna Day
- United Nations Day
- World Development Information Day
- World Polio Day
October 24th Zodiac Sign
See who you are compatible with, what your colors are, what personality traits you might have and which famous celebrities share your Zodiac sign.
If you were born today then you are a Scorpio.
Date range: October 23 – November 21 (Occasionally Nov 22 falls into Scorpio too.)
Color: Scarlet, Red, Rust
Lucky Numbers: 8, 11, 18, 22
Personality Traits: Smart, resourceful, very brave, passionate, but can be really stubborn, jealous, sometimes even violent and doesn’t trust many people.
Famous Scorpios: Leonardo DiCaprio, Anne Hathaway, Ryan Gossling, Christopher Columbus, Bill Gates, Pablo Picasso Julia Roberts, Hillary Clinton, Caitlyn Jenner, Whoopi Goldberg, Marie Curie, Condoleeza Rice.
October 24th Trivia
- 1590 – John White, the governor of the second Roanoke Colony, returns to England after an unsuccessful search for the “lost” colonists. Read more about the Lost Colony of Roanoke here.
- 1851 – William Lassell discovers the moons Umbriel, and Ariel, orbiting Uranus.
- 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world’s oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in Sheffield, England.
- 1861 – The first transcontinental telegraph line across the United States is completed.
- 1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive.
- 1902 – Guatemala’s Santa María Volcano begins to erupt, becoming the third-largest eruption of the 20th century.
- 1911 – Orville Wright remains in the air nine minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina.
- 1926 – Harry Houdini’s last performance takes place at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit.
- 1929 – The Wall Street Crash of 1929 also known as “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
- 1931 – The George Washington Bridge, spanning the Hudson River in New York City opens to public traffic.
- 1945 – Founding of the United Nations happens with the hope or creating an international order.
- 1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
- 1975 – In Iceland, 90% of women take part in a national strike, refusing to work in protest of gaps in gender equality.
- 1986 – Drake, Canadian rapper was born in Toronto, Canada.
- 1992 – The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series.
- 1998 – Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission.
- 2002 – Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, D.C.
- 2017 – Fats Domino, American pianist and singer-songwriter passes away.
- 2017 – Robert Guillaume, American actor, known for his role as Isaac Jaffe on Sports Night and as Benson in the television series Soap and the spin-off Benson, and for voicing the mandrill Rafiki in The Lion King.