What Happened on October 24

Significant Events

  • 1260 Qutuz, Mamluk Sultans of Egypt (1259-60), is assassinated by Baibars, 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: Soviet ships approach but stop short of the US blockade of Cuba
  • 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

Would You Believe?

Alleged teleportation of Spanish soldier Gil Perez from the Philippines to Mexico

On October 24, 1593

Famous Weddings

  • 1867 US Admiral George Dewey (29) weds daughter of New Hampshire's war governor Susan Goodwin
  • 1957 Singer Bing Cosby marries second wife actress Kathryn Grant
  • 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
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