On This Day

What Happened on October 24, 2006

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Justice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act
  • MESSENGER spacecraft performs a Venus flyby

Famous Deaths

  • Enolia McMillan, American civil rights activist (b. 1904)
  • William Montgomery Watt, Islamic studies scholar, orientalist and historian (b. 1909)