Historical Events on 24th October

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1260 - Saif ad-Din Qutuz, Mamluk sultan of Egypt, is assassinated by Baibars, who seizes power for himself.
1260 - The spectacular Cathedral of Chartres is dedicated in the presence of King Louis IX of France; the cathedral is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1360 - The Treaty of Brétigny is ratified at Calais, marking the end of the first phase of the Hundred Years' War.
1492 - 24 Jews are burned at stake in Mecklenburg Germany
1531 - Bavaria joins Schmalkaldische Union
1593 - Alleged teleportation of Gil Perez.
1596 - -26] Battle at Kerestes: Ottoman beat Austria-Hungary & Germany
1648 - Treaty of Westphalia ends The Thirty Year's War in the Holy Roman Empire
1648 - Switzerland's independence recognized in the Treaty of Westphalia
1656 - Treaty of Vilnius: Russia & Poland sign anti-Swedish covenant
1681 - Earl of Shaftesbury accused of high treason in London
1795 - 3rd partition of Poland, between Austria, Prussia & Russia
1812 - Napoleonic Wars: The Battle of Maloyaroslavets takes place near Moscow.
1818 - Felix Mendelssohn, 9, performs his 1st public concert (Berlin)
1836 - A Phillips patents match
1851 - William Lassell discovers Ariel & Umbriel, satellites of Uranus
1856 - Constitution of South Australia adopted
1857 - World's 1st soccer club, Sheffield F C, founded in England
1861 - 1st US transcontinental telegram is sent (from San Francisco to Wash DC)
1861 - West Virginia seceded from Virginia
1871 - Mob in LA hangs 18 Chinese
1881 - Levi P Morton, US ambas to France drives 1st rivet in Stat of Liberty
Microbiologist Robert KochMicrobiologist Robert Koch 1882 - Robert Koch discovers germ that causes tuberculosis
1885 - Johann Strauss' opera "Zigeunerbaron," premieres in Vienna
1889 - Softball rules adopted by Mid Winter Indoor Baseball League
1899 - Battle at Rietfontein, South Africa: Boers vs British army
1900 - General Redvers Buller returns to England
1901 - 1st woman to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel (Anna Taylor)
1903 - 1st trotter to run a mile under 2 minutes (Lou Dillon 1:58.1)
1903 - George Sutton becomes billard champ
1904 - 1st NY subway opens
1908 - Billy Murray hits the charts with "Take Me Outto the Ball Game"
1911 - Robert Scott's expedition leaves Cape Evans for South Pole
1911 - Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina setting a new world record that stood for 10 years.
1913 - Joe Tinker fired as Cin Reds manager
1916 - Moroccan troops capture Ft Douaumont
1917 - Battle at Caporetto: German & Austria smash Italian army
Aviator Orville WrightAviator Orville Wright 1922 - German parliament mandates Ebert president until July 1925
1922 - Irish Parliament adopts a constitution for an Irish Free State
1923 - Gen Otto von Lossow calls Reichswehr to Berlin to form a dictatorship
1924 - Christian Gen Feng Joe Siang occupies Beijing
1924 - Nobel prize for fysiologie/medicine awarded to W Einthoven
1926 - Harry Houdini's last performance, which was at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
1929 - "Black Thursday," start of stock market crash, Dow Jones down 12.8%
1929 - Ruby Vallee's Fleishmann Hour begins broadcasting on NBC radio
1929 - Belgium princess Marie-Jose & Italian crown prince Umberto gets engaged, assassination attempt on Umberto fails
1930 - A bloodless coup d'état in Brazil ousts Washington Luís Pereira de Sousa, the last President of the First Republic. Getúlio Vargas then installed as "provisional president."
1931 - George Washington Bridge linking NYC and New Jersey dedicated, opens the next day
1931 - Gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years for tax evasion
1932 - British government signs trade treaty with USSR
1933 - Langston Hughes' "Mulatto," premieres in NYC
1935 - Italy invades Ethiopia [10/2]
Gangster Al CaponeGangster Al Capone 1935 - Judge Landis fines ump George Moriarty, Cubs mgr Charlie Grimm & Chic players W English, B Jurges & B Herman for actions in World Series
1938 - US forbids child labor in factories
1939 - Benny Goodman records "Let's Dance"
1939 - Joe DiMaggio wins AL MVP, Jimmie Foxx is runner-up
1939 - Nazi require wearing of star of David
1939 - Nylon stockings go on sale for 1st time (Wilmington Delaware)
1940 - 40 hour work week goes into effect (Fair Labor Standards of 1938)
1940 - Hitler meets Marshal Pétain
1940 - Japan eliminates US terms (strike, play ball) from baseball
1940 - Protestant churches protest against dismissal of Jew civil servants
1942 - 2nd day of battle at El Alamein: British infantry
1943 - Anti-nazi Clandestine Radio Soldatsender Calais begins transmitting
1944 - Rotterdam Passage fight frees 46 prisoners
1944 - US air raid on Jap battleships/cruisers in Sibuya Sea: Musashi sinks
1944 - US aircraft carrier Princeton sinks at Philippines
Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf HitlerDictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler 1944 - US capt David Mccampbell shoots down 9-11 Jap planes in Gulf of Leyte
1945 - Charter of United Nations of force became
1945 - France (PC/PS/MRP win parliamentary election (25/24/23%)
1945 - UN charter comes into effect
1946 - Netherlands & Indonesia sign cease fire
1946 - A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space.
1947 - Series of forest fires $30 million of timber (New England States)
1948 - Bernard M Baruch introduces term "Cold War"
1948 - Francis Poulenc's "Sinfonietta," premieres
1948 - Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical In Multiplicibus Curis
1948 - WJBK TV channel 2 in Detroit, MI (CBS) begins broadcasting
1951 - Jan de Hartog's "4 Poster," premieres in NYC
1951 - United Nation publishes its 1st postage stamps
1952 - Arab Liberation Movement becomes only party of Syria
1953 - KOOL (now KTSP) TV channel 10 in Phoenix, AZ (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 - Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam
1956 - Margaret Towner becomes first woman to be ordained into the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America (PCUSA)
1956 - AP names Cin manager Birdie Tebbets as NL Manager of the Year
1956 - Soviet troops invade Hungary, Imre Nagy becomes PM of Hungary
1957 - Cin Redlegs decline to move to Roosevelt Stadium in Jersey City
1957 - The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program.
1958 - USSR lends Egypt 400 million rubles to build Aswan Dam
1959 - US premier of D Sjostakovitch's 1st Cello concert
1960 - Disaster on USSR (Baikonoer) launch pad, kills missile expert Nedelin & team (165 die-unconfirmed); USSR claims killed in plane crash
1961 - "Evening with Yves Montand" opens at John Golden NYC for 55 perfs
1962 - In Cuban missile crisis, the US blockade of Cuba begins
1963 - "110 in the Shade" opens at Broadhurst Theater NYC for 330 perfs
1963 - KRO shows 1st Bonanza
1963 - Sandy Koufax is unanimous winner of Cy Young Award
1964 - "Cambridge Circus" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 perfs
1964 - 18th Olympic games close at Tokyo, Japan
1964 - Belgian para's liberate 1,000 white hostages in Stanleyville
1964 - Dr Kenneth David Kaunda becomes president of Zambia
1964 - Zambia (N Rhodesia) gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1964 - Khalid "Billy" Ibadulla scores 166 on Cricket debut v Australia
1964 - Test Cricket debut of Asif Iqbal, Majid Khan & Khalid Ibadulla v Aust
1965 - Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today," premieres
1965 - Marlene Hagge wins LPGA Phoenix Thunderbirds Golf Tournament
1968 - Mick Jagger & Marianne Faithful busted for pot, released on £50 bail
1969 - Hanif, Mushtaq & Sadiq Mohammad start their only Test Cricket together
1970 - Nancy Walker creates Ida Morgenstein role on Mary Tyler Moore Show
1970 - Salvador Allende Gossens elected president of Chile
1971 - Harry Drake sets longest arrow flight by a footbow (1 mile 268 yds)
1971 - Texas Stadium opens-Cowboys beat Patriots 44-21
1973 - Heavy fog causes 65 car collision killing 9 on NJ Turnpike
1973 - John Lennon sues US government to admit FBI is tapping his phone
1973 - Yom Kippur War ends, Israel 65 miles from Cairo, 26 from Damascus
1974 - Billy Martin named AL Manager of Year (Texas Rangers)
1975 - Turkish diplomat shot dead in Paris
1976 - 1st Jewish film & TV festival
1976 - 6th NYC Women's Marathon won by Miki Gorman in 2:39:11
1976 - 7th NYC Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:10:10
1976 - Hua Guofeng succeeds Mao as China's party leader
1976 - Sadiq & Mushtaq Mohammad score tons in same Test Cricket innings v NZ
1978 - Keith Richards convicted of heroin possession in Toronto
1978 - NHL Toronto Maple Leafs set own team record of 28 pts vs NY Islanders
1979 - Billy Martin punches a marshmallow salesman, puts job in jeopardy
Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartneyMusician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney 1979 - Guinness Book of Records presents Paul McCartney with a rhodium disc
1980 - Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 - Iraqi troops occupies Khorramshar
1980 - John Lennon releases "(Just Like) Starting Over" in UK
1980 - Polish government legalizes independent labor union Solidarity
1981 - Pablo Picasso's 1937 painting Guernica goes on display in Madrid Spain to celebrate the centenary of the artist's birth
1982 - "Rock 'n Roll!: The 1st..." opens at St James Theater NYC for 9 perfs
1982 - 12th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:27:14
1982 - 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
1982 - Steffi Graf plays her 1st pro tennis match
1984 - 11 members of Colombo crime family arrested
1984 - Intelsat 5 re-enters Earth's atmosphere 5 months after it failed
1986 - Dodgers' Bill Russell, 38, announces his retirement
1986 - Great Britain drops diplomatic relations with Syria
1987 - Bork's supreme court nomination rejected by senate
Tennis Player Steffi GrafTennis Player Steffi Graf 1987 - NBC technicians accept pact, end 118 day strike
1988 - NY Islander's & NHL high scorer, Mike Bossy retires
1988 - Traveling Wilburys Volume One is released
1988 - Typhoon Ruby sinks Philippine ferry; hundreds drown
1989 - After a weeks delay due to earthquake, World Series game 3 is played
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
1991 - "Dancing at Lughnasa" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 421 perfs
1991 - Larry Ryckman purchases CFL Calgary Stampeders
1992 - Toronto Blue Jays beat Atl Braves, 4 games to 2, in 88th World Series
1993 - "Wonderful Tennessee" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 9 performances
1994 - Bomb attack on opposition in Sri Lanka, 55+ killed
1995 - Total solar eclipse in SW/S Asia (2m09s)
1996 - Hasan Raza makes Test Cricket debut for Pakistan age 14 yrs 238 days
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, DC.
2003 - Concorde makes its last commercial flight.
2004 - 10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports.
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.
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
2013 - St Louis Cardinals defeat Boston Red Sox to tie the MLB 2013 World Series 1-1

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