On This Day in History for October 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 132 of 132

  • 1976 1st Toronto International Film Festival opens
  • 1978 Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
  • 1979 Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
  • 1980 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1980 Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
  • 1980 Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity

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1981 Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth

Painter Pablo Picasso
Pablo Picasso
  • 1982 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
  • 1984 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
  • 1984 Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
  • 1986 Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
  • 1987 Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
  • 1988 Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
  • 1988 Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
  • 1989 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1989 Rev Jim Bakker is sentenced to 50 years for fraud
  • 1990 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1994 Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
  • 1995 Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
  • 1996 Last game at Atlanta County Fulton Stadium. Yanks win record 8th straight road post season win (with no loses)
  • 1997 Marv Albert sentenced in assault case
  • 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.
  • 2003 Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
  • 2006 Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
  • 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.
  • 2008 Iceland receives a £1.3 billion bailout package from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as the first European country to require an emergency loan with the aim of stabilising the collapsed currency and strengthening the tax system as well as the nationalised banks
  • 2009 First International Day of Climate Action, organized with 350.org, a global campaign to address a claimed global warming crisis.
  • 2012 Libyan militias capture Bani Walid resulting in 130 civilian deaths
  • 2012 3 people are shot dead and two critically wounded after being shot by an unknown gunman in Downey, California
  • 2012 Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in Jamaica killing 1 person and causing over $50 million in damage
  • 2015 Even results in Argentine Presidential Election between Daniel Scioli and Mauricio Macrieven trigger 1st ever Presidential run off 22 Nov

Birthdays in History

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Weddings in History

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Deaths in History

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