1632 – Antonie van Leeuwenhoek the Dutch microbiologist was born on the 24th October 1632 (died 1723).
1830 – Marianne North the English painter was born on the 24th October 1830 (died 1890).
1838 ~ Annie Edson Taylor the American adventurer was born on the 24th October 1838 (died 1921). Annie Edson Taylor is best known for celebrating her 63rd birthday on the 24th October 1901, by becoming the 1st person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1851 – William Lassell discovered the moons Umbriel and Ariel (moon) orbiting Uranus on the 24th October 1851.
1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world’s first football club, was founded in Sheffield, England on the 24th October 1857.
1861 – The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States was completed on the 24th October 1861, ending the Pony Express.
1868 – Alexandra David-Néel the Belgian-French explorer and author was born on the 24th October 1868 (died 1969).
1875 – Konstantin Yuon the Russian painter was born on the 24th October 1875 (died 1958).
1895 – Jack Warner the English actor was born on the 24th October 1895 (died 1981).
1901 – Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel on the 24th October 1901, on her 63rd birthday.
1911 – Orville Wright remained in the air 9 minutes and 45 seconds in a Wright Glider at Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina on the 24th October 1911.
1911 – Sonny Terry the American harmonica player was born on the 24th October 1911 (died 1986).
1915 – Bob Kane the American writer and illustrator was born on the 24th October 1915 (died 1998).
1921 – R. K. Laxman the Indian cartoonist and illustrator was born on the 24th October 1921.
1926 – Harry Houdini had his last performance on the 24th October 1926, at the Garrick Theatre in Detroit, Michigan.
1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange was on the 24th October 1929.
1930 – The Big Bopper the American singer-songwriter and guitarist was born on the 24th October 1930 (died 1959).
1931 – The George Washington Bridge opened to public traffic on the 24th October 1931.
1933 – Reginald Kray the English gangster was born on the 24th October 1933 (died 2000).
1933 – Ronald Kray the English gangster was born on the 24th October 1933 (died 1995).
1936 – Bill Wyman the English singer-songwriter and bass player from The Rolling Stones was born on the 24th October 1936.
1937 – Rosaria Piomelli the American architect was born on the 24th October 1937.
1938 – Odean Pope the American saxophonist was born on the 24th October 1938.
1945 – United Nations was founded on the 24th October 1945.
1945 – Anthony Christian the English painter was born on the 24th October 1945.
1946 – A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket took the 1st photograph of earth from outer space on the 24th October 1946.
1946 – Jerry Edmonton the Canadian drummer from Steppenwolf was born on the 24th October 1946 (died 1993).
1947 – Walt Disney testified before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believed to be communists on the 24th October 1947.
1947 – Kevin Kline the American actor was born on the 24th October 1947.
1957 – The USAF started the X-20 Dyna-Soar program on the 24th October 1957.
1959 – Rowland S. Howard the Australian guitarist was born on the 24th October 1959 (died 2009).
1960 – Ian Baker-Finch the Australian golfer was born on the 24th October 1960.
1960 – Wolfgang Güllich the German climber was born on the 24th October 1960 (died 1992).
1967 ~ Jacqueline McKenzie the Australian actress, singer and painter was born on the 24th October 1967. Jacqueline McKenzie is known for her roles in Romper Stomper, Stark, Halifax f.p., Angel Baby, Deep Blue Sea and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.
1972 – Raelee Hill the Australian actress was born on the 24th October 1972.
1979 – Ben Gillies the Australian drummer from Silverchair was born on the 24th October 1979.
1986 ~ Drake the Canadian recording artist, rapper, songwriter, and actor was born Aubrey Drake Graham in Toronto, Ontario, on the 24th October 1986. official website: DrakeOfficial.com | social media : Twitter | videos : Youtube | video: Drake – “Hold On, We’re Going Home” ft. Majid Jordan (2013 music video over 133 million views)…
1987 ~ Lincoln Lewis the Australian actor was born in Brisbane on the 24th October 1987. Lincoln Lewis is the son of Wally Lewis the former Australian rugby league football captain. Lincoln Lewis is best known for his roles in Home and Away (as Geoff Campbell), SLiDE and Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010). Lincoln Lewis Twitter: www.twitter.com/Linc_Lewis | instagram: www.instagram.com/Linc_Lewis |
1989 ~ Eliza Taylor the Australian actress was born in Melbourne on the 24th October 1989. Eliza Taylor is known for her roles in Pirate Islands (as Sarah Redding), The Sleepover Club (as Rosie Cartwright), Neighbours (as Janae Timmins) and The 100 (as Clarke Walters). Eliza Taylor’s Twitter verified: www.twitter.com/MisElizaJane | Eliza Taylor’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Eliza-Taylor-Cotter | YouTube video: The 100 (CW): Eliza Taylor Interview…
1998 – Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission was launched on the 24th October 1998.
2003 – Concorde made its last commercial flight on the 24th October 2003.
2005 – Hurricane Wilma made landfall in Florida on the 24th October 2005, resulting in 35 direct and 26 indirect fatalities, with $20.6B USD in damage.
2007 – Chang’e 1, the 1st satellite in the Chinese Lunar Exploration Program was launched from Xichang Satellite Launch Center on the 24th October 2007.
2008 – “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges experience the worst declines in their history, with drops of around 10% in most indices.on the 24th October 1
Today in History for October 24th ~ video presented by the Associated Press…