October 24 Events in History - October 24 Birthdays - October 24 Deaths
2014 A 2-year-old girl is the first case of Ebola in Mali; the girl was brought to the country from Guinea after her mother's death
2014 The E.U. plans to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent compared to 1990 levels and increase renewables to 27 percent of all energy sources; environmentalists claim larger targets are needed
2013 The war-torn city of Deir Ezzor, Syria experiences the first outbreak of polio in 14 years, with 22 people suspected of having the viral disease
2013 The U.S. Ambassador is summoned by Germany over suspicions that the U.S. monitored the cell phone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel
2012 The British government grants Wales limited powers to borrow money for financing major projects
2012 The Republic of Ireland switches off its analog television service at 10:00am
2011 The Northern Lights become visible over much of North America due to a coronal mass ejection
2011 A vaccination program immunizing over 170 million children every year has resulted in the near eradication of polio in India
2010 The first black mayor of a town in the former Eastern Bloc of Europe, Peter Bossman, becomes Mayor of Piran, Slovenia
2010 Over 250 people die as a result of the cholera outbreak in the 2010 Haitian cholera outbreak; cholera is detected for the first time in Port-au-Prince
2009 A magnitude 7.0 quake strikes off the coast of Indonesia, setting off a tsunami alert which is then withdrawn
2003 The Concorde made its last commercial flight, landing at Heathrow Airport, London
2001 Eleven die after two trucks collide, head on, in a mountain tunnel in Switzerland
1996 Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 years 238 days
1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yankees win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
1995 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
1994 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
1993 "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 9 performances
1992 Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
1991 "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater New York City for 421 performances
1991 Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
1990 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1989 After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
1989 Reverend Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
1988 New York Islander's and NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
1988 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
1987 NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
1986 Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
1986 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
1984 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
1984 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
1984 Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
1982 "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St. James Theater New York City for 9 performances
1982 12th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
1982 13th New York City Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
1980 John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in the United Kingdom
1980 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
1979 Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
1978 NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs New York Islanders
1976 1st Jewish film and TV festival
1976 6th New York City Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
1976 7th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
1976 Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
1976 Sadiq and Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings vs. New Zealand
1975 Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
1974 Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
1973 Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on New Jersey Turnpike
1973 John Lennon sues U.S. government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
1973 Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
1971 Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yards)
1971 Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
1970 Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970 Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
1969 Hanif, Mushtaq and Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
1965 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today," premieres
1965 Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
1964 "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 23 performances
1964 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
1964 Belgian para's liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
1964 Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zaire
1964 Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1964 Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut vs. Australia
1964 Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan and Khalid Ibadulla vs. Australia
1963 "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater New York City for 330 performances
1963 KRO shows 1st Bonanza
1963 Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
1961 "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden New York City for 55 performances
1960 Disaster on U.S.S.R. (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin and team (165 die-unconfirmed); U.S.S.R. claims killed in plane crash
1959 U.S. premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
1958 U.S.S.R. lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
1956 AP names Cincinnati manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
1956 Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes Prime Minister of Hungary
1953 KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, Arizona (CBS) begins broadcasting
1952 Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria
1951 Jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in New York City
1951 United Nation publishes its 1st postage stamps
1948 Bernard M. Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
1948 Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta," premieres
1948 Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
1948 WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1947 Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
1946 Netherlands and Indonesia sign cease fire
1945 France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)
1945 U.N. charter comes into effect
1944 Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
1944 U.S. air raid on Japanese battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
1944 U.S. aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
1944 U.S. Captain David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Japanese planes in Gulf of Leyte
1943 Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting
1942 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
1940 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)
1940 Hitler meets Marshal Petain
1940 Japan eliminates U.S. terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
1940 Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
1939 Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
1939 Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
1939 Nazi require wearing of star of David
1939 Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)
1938 U.S. forbids child labor in factories
1935 Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs manager Charlie Grimm and Chicago players W English, B Jurges and B Herman for actions in World Series
1933 Langston Hughes' "Mulatto," premieres in New York City
1932 British government signs trade treaty with U.S.S.R.
1931 Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion
1931 George Washington Bridge connecting New York to New Jersey opens
1929 "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
1929 Rudy Vallee's Fleishmann Hour begins broadcasting on NBC radio
1929 Belgium princess Marie-Jose and Italian crown prince Umberto gets engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
1924 Christian General Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
1924 Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven
1923 General Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
1922 German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
1922 Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
1917 Battle at Caporetto: German and Austria smash Italian army
1916 Moroccan troops capture Ft. Douaumont
1913 Joe Tinker fired as Cincinnati Reds manager
1911 Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole
1908 Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Outto the Ball Game"
1904 1st New York subway opens
1903 1st trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
1903 George Sutton becomes billard champ
1901 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
1900 General Redvers Buller returns to England
1899 Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
1889 Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
1885 Johann Strauss' opera "Zigeunerbaron," premieres in Vienna
1881 Levi P. Morton, U.S. ambas to France drives 1st rivet in Stat of Liberty
1871 Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese
1861 1st transcontinental telegram sent ending Pony Express
1861 West Virginia seceded from Virginia
1857 World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England
1856 Constitution of South Australia adopted
1851 William Lassell discovers Ariel and Umbriel, satellites of Uranus
1836 A. Phillips patents match
1818 Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his 1st public concert (Berlin)
1795 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia and Russia
1681 Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
1656 Treaty of Vilnius: Russia and Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
1648 Treaty of Westphalia ends 30 year war and Holy Roman Empire
1648 Switzerland's independence recognized
1596 Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary and Germany
1531 Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union
1492 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany