On This Day..... October 24

 

OCTOBER 24TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL FOOD DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL BOLOGNA DAY
  • TODAY IS UNITED NATIONS DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • THE BIG BOPPER (1930-1959)
  • F. MURRAY ABRAHAM (1939, 79)
 
  • KEVIN KLINE (1947, 71)
  • SCOTT PETERSON (1972, 46)
 
  • MONICA (1980, 38)
  • ZAC POSEN (1980, 38)
 
  • TILA TEQUILA (1981, 37)
  • DRAKE (1986, 32)
 
  • PEWDIEPIE (1989, 29)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1537, HENRY VIII’S THIRD WIFE JANE SEYMOUR DIES IN CHILDBIRTH AT 28
  • IN  1648, THE HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE ENDS THE THIRTY YEARS’ WAR. AS A RESULT SWITZERLAND GAINS ITS INDEPENDENCE
  • IN 1818, NINE YEAR OLD FELIX MENDELSSOHN PERFORM HIS FIRST CONCERT IN BERLIN
  • IN 1836, ALONZO DWIGHT PATENTS THE PHOSPHORUS MATCH IN SPRINGFIELD, MA
 
  • IN 1861, WEST VIRGINIA SECEDES FROM VIRGINIA
  • IN 1871, RACE RIOTS BREAK OUT IN LOS ANGELES RESULTING IN 18 CHINESE MEN BEING HANGED
  • IN 1881, THE FRENCH AMBASSADOR TO THE U.S. DRIVES THE FIRST RIVET INTO THE STATUE OF LIBERTY
 
  • IN 1901, ANNA EDSON TAYLOR IS THE FIRST PERSON TO SURVIVE GOING OVER NIAGRA FALLS IN A BARREL. SHE DID IT TO CELEBRATE HER 63RD BIRTHDAY AND DID A TEST RUN WITH A CAT TO BE SURE SHE WOULD SURVIVE
  • IN 1902, SANTA MARIA VOLCANO ERUPTS IN GUATEMALA AND KILLS 6,000 PEOPLE
  • IN 1908, BILLY MURRAY RELEASES “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME”
 
  • IN 1926, HARRY HOUDINI PERFORMS HIS LAST SHOW AT THE GARRICK THEATRE BEFORE DYING
  • IN 1929, THE DOW JONES DROPS 12.8% AND STARTS THE STOCK MARKET CRASH. IT WOULD BECOME KNOWN AS “BLACK THURSDAY”
  • IN 1931, THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE IS DEDICATED FROM NYC TO NEW JERSEY
  • IN 1931, AL CAPONE IS SENTENCED TO 11 YEARS IN PRISON FOR TAX EVASION
 
  • IN 1933, JOHN DILLINGER’S GANG ROBS THEIR LARGEST BANK, TAKING $74,000 FROM GREENCASTLE BANK IN INDIANA
  • IN 1938, THE UNITED STATES BANS CHILD LABOR IN FACTORIES
  • IN 1939, BENNY GOODMAN RECORDS “LET’S DANCE”
 
  • IN 1939, THE NAZIS BEGIN REQUIRING JEWS TO WEAR A STAR OF DAVID
  • IN 1939, WILMINGTON, DELAWARE BEGINS SELLING THE FIRST NYLON STOCKINGS
  • IN 1940, THE U.S. FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT OF 1939 GOES INTO EFFECT SETTING THE FIRST EVER MINIMUM WAGE AND MAXIMUM HOUR WORK WEEK AT 44 HOURS
  • IN 1940, JAPAN CHANGES TERMS SUCH AS “BALL” AND “STRIKE” IN THEIR BASEBALL LEAGUE TO ELIMINATE AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN THEIR SPORTS
 
  • IN 1944, THE PRINCETON, AN AMERICAN AIR CRAFT CARRIER, IS SUNK OUTSIDE THE PHILIPPINES
  • IN 1945, THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER TAKES EFFECT
  • IN 1946, A ROCKET LAUNCHED 65 MILES INTO SPACE TAKES THE FIRST PICTURE OF EARTH FROM SPACE
 
  • IN 1947, FOREST FIRES DO $30 MILLION WORTH OF DAMAGE IN NEW ENGLAND
  • IN 1954, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER PLEDGES AMERICAN SUPPORT IN SOUTH VIETNAM
  • IN 1956, MARGARET TOWNER BECOMES THE FIRST FEMALE ORDAINED MINISTER IN THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF THE UNITED STATES
  • IN 1962, SOVIET SHIPS APPROACH THE U.S. BLOCKADE IN THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
 
  • IN 1962, JOHN FRANKENHEIMER RELEASES “THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE”
  • IN 1969, ROBERT EVANS MARRIES ALI MACGRAW
  • IN 1972, JACKIE ROBINSON DIES AT 53 OF A HEART ATTACK
  • IN 1973, JOHN LENNON SUES THE U.S. GOVERNMENT TO PROVE THAT THE FBI HAS BEEN TAPPING HIS PHONE
 
  • IN 1976, THE FIRST TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OPENS
  • IN 1978, 73 YEAR OLD DR. BENJAMIN SPOCK MARRIES MARY MORGAN
  • IN 1978, KEITH RICHARDS IS CONVICTED OF HEROIN POSSESSION
  • IN 1979, YANKEES MANAGER BILLY MARTIN IS ALMOST FIRED FOR GETTING INTO A FIGHT IN A BATHROOM WITH A MARSHMELLOW SALESMAN
 
  • IN 1980, JOHN LENNON RELEASES “(JUST LIKE) STARTING OVER”
  • IN 1982, STEFFI GRAF PLAYS IN HER FIRST PROFESSIONAL TENNIS MATCH
  • IN 1984, THE FBI ARRESTS 11 MEMBERS OF THE COLOMBO CRIME FAMILY IN NYC
  • IN 1987, MICHAEL JACKSON HITS #1 WITH “BAD”
 
  • IN 1989, THE WORLD SERIES RESUMES IN SAN FRANCISCO AFTER A WEEK DELAY DUE TO THE 1989 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE
  • IN 1989, TELEVANGELIST JIM BAKKER IS SENTENCED TO 50 YEARS IN JAIL FOR FRAUD
  • IN 1991, GENE RODDENBERRY DIES AT 70
  • IN 1994, RAUL JULIA DIES OF A STROKE AT 54
 
  • IN 1997, MARV ALBERT IS SENTENCED ON SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES
  • IN 2002, WASHINGTON D.C. POLICE ARREST THE BELTWAY SNIPERS JOHN ALLEN MUHAMMED AND LEE BOYD MALVO
  • IN 2005, ROSA PARKS DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES AT 92
  • IN 2008, STOCK EXCHANGES AROUND THE WORLD DROP MORE THAN 10%, MANY THE WORST IN THEIR HISTORY IS WHAT BECAME KNOWN AS “BLOODY FRIDAY”
 
  • IN 2008, ICELAND BECOMES THE FIRST NATION TO REQUIRE A BAILOUT FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND, RECEIVING A $1.3 BILLION EMERGENCY LOAN
  • IN 2012, HURRICANE SANDY MAKES LANDFALL IN JAMAICA CAUSING $50 MILLION IN DAMAGE
  • IN 2013, THE CARDINALS BEAT THE RED SOX IN GAME 2 OF THE WORLD SERIES TO TIE THE SERIES AT ONE GAME APIECE
 
  • IN 2015, PHILLIP PHILLIPS MARRIES HIS GIRLFRIEND HANNAH BLACKWELL
  • IN 2017, THE RESULTS OF THE ALASKAN IDITAROD ARE QUESTIONS FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER A DOG DOPING SCANDAL IS CONFIRMED BY RACE OFFICIALS
  • IN 2017, CROWN PRINCE MOHAMMED BIN SALMAN RETURNS TO SAUDI ARABIA TO MODERATE THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM OVER THE NATION & REVIVE IT ECONOMICALLY
  • IN 2017, FATS DOMINO DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES AT 89
  • IN 2017, ROBERT GUILLAUME DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES AT 89
 

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