What Happened on October 24

Significant Events

  • 1260 Saif ad-Din Qutuz, third Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, by a fellow Mamluk leader, who seizes power for himself.
  • 1648 Treaty of Westphalia ends The Thirty Year's War in the Holy Roman Empire; Switzerland's independence recognized
  • 1857 World's first soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in Yorkshire, England
  • 1929 "Black Thursday", start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
  • 1962 Cuban missile crisis: US blockade of Cuba begins
  • 2008 "Bloody Friday" saw many of the world's stock exchanges experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.
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Did You Know?

Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion

On October 24, 1931

Famous Weddings

  • 1867 US Admiral George Dewey (29) weds daughter of New Hampshire's war governor Susan Goodwin
  • 1969 "Love Story" actress Ali MacGraw (30) weds film producer Robert Evans (39)
  • 1976 Pediatrician Benjamin Spock (73) weds Mary Morgan
  • 2013 Country music singer-songwriter Ashley Monroe (27) weds MLB pitcher John Danks (28) at Blackberry Farm in Walland, Tennessee
  • 2015 Comedian Tig Notaro (44) weds girlfriend Stephanie Allynne in Pass Christian, Mississippi
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