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Historical Events Happened In October - 24

Thursday, 24 July 2014

1938  Ernst Barlach, writer, dies at 68 on this day in history.  

1939  Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance" on this day in history.  

1939  Nylon stockings go on sale for first time (Wilmington Delaware) on this day in history.  

1939  The birth of F. Murray Abraham, american actor on this day in history.  

1940  On this day in history 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)  

1940  On this day in history japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball  

1940  Victor Hollaender, composer, dies at 74 on this day in history.  

1942  On this day in history start of second El Alamein battle, Egypt  

1942  2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry on this day in history.  

1942  Arthur Dolphin, cricketer (1 Test England 1921, 1 run, 1 catch), dies on this day in history.  

1943  On this day in history anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting  

1944  In air-sea battle in the Sibuyan Sea, carrier aircraft attack Japanese Center Force on this day in history.  

1944  Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners on this day in history.  

1944  On this day in history lauri S A Haarla, Finnish writer (Juudas, Sukeltaja), dies at 54  

1945  On this day in history united Nations are created  

1945  On this day in history united Nations Charter becomes effective  

1945  On this day in history charter of United Nations of force became  

1945  On this day in history robert Ley, German nazi, commits suicide  

1946  Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire on this day in history.  

1947  On this day in history series of forest fires burn $30 million of timber (New England States)  

1947  On this day in history the birth of Kevin Kline, American actor  

1947  Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States) on this day in history.  

1948  On this day in history bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"  

1948  Franz Lehar, Austrian/Hungarian composer (Wiener Frauen), dies at 78 on this day in history.  

1949  On this day in history joaquin Nin y Castellanos, composer, dies at 70  

1951  United Nations publishes its first postage stamps on this day in history.  

1951  Jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in NYC on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history arab Liberation Movement becomes the only party of Syria  

1952  Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria on this day in history.  

1952  On this day in history frederick Jacobi, composer, dies at 61  

1953  KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting on this day in history.  

1953  On this day in history ernest Irving, composer, dies at 74  

1954  Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam on this day in history.  

1956  Soviet troops invade Hungary on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In October - 24

Famous People Born On This Day In History

0051  Domitian, Roman Emperor (d. 96) was born on this day in history.  

1378  On this day in history birth of david Stewart, Duke of Rothesay, heir to the throne of Scotland (d. 1402)  

1607  On this day in history birth of john Lievensz, painter/etcher/wood carver  

1632  Antony van Leeuwenhoek, Hol, naturalist (Philosophical Transactions) was born on this day in history.  

1675  Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (d. 1749) was born on this day in history.  

1710  Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer (d. 1773) was born on this day in history.  

1763  On this day in history birth of dorothea von Schlegel, German novelist (d. 1839)  

1788  On this day in history birth of sarah Josepha Hale, author (Mary Had a Little Lamb)  

Famous Deaths In October - 24

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0996  Hugo Capet, king of France (987-96), dies at 58 on this day in history.  

1375  On this day in history death of king Valdemar IV of Denmark (bc. 1320)  

1521  On this day in history robert Fayrfax, composer, dies at 57  

1537  On this day in history jane Seymour, 3rd wife of Henry VIII, dies  

1572  Death of Edward Stanley, 3rd Earl of Derby, English politician (bc. 1508) on this day in history.  

1579  On this day in history albrecht V von Wittelsbach, duke of Bavaria, dies at 51  

1601  On this day in history tycho Brahe, astronomer, dies in Prague at 54  

1649  Ferdinand van Boisschot, South Neth diplomat, dies at about 89 on this day in history.