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  • China
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1860

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Second Opium War

    China
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1860

    Following defeat in the Second Opium War in 1860, the Qing tried to modernize by adopting certain Western technologies through the Self-Strengthening Movement from 1861.




  • The Yalu River
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Japanese Crossed The Yalu River

    The Yalu River
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1894

    On the night of 24 October 1894, the Japanese successfully crossed the Yalu River, undetected, by erecting a pontoon bridge.




  • Liaodong Peninsula, Liaoning, China
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1894

    First Sino-Japanese War

    The Japanese Landed on The Coast Liaodong Peninsula

    Liaodong Peninsula, Liaoning, China
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1894

    The Japanese 2nd Army Corps under Ōyama Iwao landed on the south coast of Liaodong Peninsula on 24 October.




  • South Africa
    Thursday Oct 24, 1901

    Second Boer War

    Battle of Driefontein

    South Africa
    Thursday Oct 24, 1901

    Several battles of importance were fought here between September 1901 and March 1902. at Driefontein on 24 October




  • Guatemala
    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    Disasters with highest death tolls

    Santa Maria

    Guatemala
    Friday Oct 24, 1902

    The first eruption of Santa María in recorded history occurred in October 1902. The eruption began on 24 October, and the largest explosions occurred over the following two days, ejecting an estimated 8 cubic kilometres (1.9 cu mi) of magma. Estimates are that 6,000 people died as a result of the eruption.




  • Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Tuesday Oct 24, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    Capturing Xi'an

    Xi'an, Shaanxi, China
    Tuesday Oct 24, 1911

    After the Xi'an Manchu quarter fell on 24 October, Xinhai forces killed all of the Manchus in the city, about 20,000 manchus were killed in the mass massacre. Many of its Manchu defenders committed suicide, including Qing general Wenrui , who threw himself down a well.




  • Germany
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    Adolf Hitler

    U.S. Stock Market crashed

    Germany
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    The stock market in the United States crashed on 24 October 1929. The impact in Germany was dire: millions were thrown out of work and several major banks collapsed. Hitler and the NSDAP prepared to take advantage of the emergency to gain support for their party. They promised to repudiate the Versailles Treaty, strengthen the economy, and provide jobs.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    Great Depression

    Wall Street Crash of 1929 begins

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1929

    Wall Street Crash of 1929 begins. Stocks lose over 11% of their value upon the opening bell. Economic historians usually consider the catalyst of the Great Depression to be the sudden devastating collapse of U.S. stock market prices, starting on October 24, 1929.


  • Brazil
    Friday Oct 24, 1930

    Brazilian Revolution of 1930

    Forming The Joint Government

    Brazil
    Friday Oct 24, 1930

    The battle did not occur in Itararé since the generals Tasso Fragoso and Mena Barreto and Admiral Isaiah de Noronha ousted Washington Luís on October 24 and formed a joint government.


  • Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1935

    Lucky Luciano

    Schultz assassination

    Newark, New Jersey, U.S.
    Thursday Oct 24, 1935

    The group's first test came in 1935, when it ordered Dutch Schultz to drop his plans to murder Special Prosecutor Thomas E. Dewey. Luciano argued that a Dewey assassination would precipitate a massive law enforcement crackdown; it has long been a hard and fast rule in the American underworld that police officers, federal agents and prosecutors are not to be harmed. A defiant Schultz told the Commission that he was going to kill Dewey (or his assistant David Asch) in the next three days. In response, the Commission quickly arranged Schultz's murder. On October 24, 1935, before he could kill Dewey or Asch, Schultz was murdered in a tavern in Newark, New Jersey.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1945

    United Nations

    The UN officially came into existence

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1945

    The UN officially came into existence 24 October 1945, upon ratification of the Charter by the five permanent members of the Security Council—France, the Republic of China, the Soviet Union, the UK, and the US—and by a majority of the other 46 signatories.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Imre Nagy Replaced András Hegedüs as Prime Minister

    Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    On 24 October, Imre Nagy replaced András Hegedüs as Prime Minister. On the radio, Nagy called for an end to violence and promised to initiate political reforms that had been shelved three years earlier. The population continued to arm itself as sporadic violence erupted.


  • Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    Soviet Tanks were stationed outside the Parliament

    Budapest, Hungary
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    By noon, on 24 October, Soviet tanks were stationed outside the Parliament, and Soviet soldiers guarded key bridges and crossroads. Armed revolutionaries quickly set up barricades to defend Budapest, and were reported to have already captured some Soviet tanks by mid-morning.


  • Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    Hungarian Revolution of 1956

    The Politburo discussed The Political Upheavals In Poland and Hungary

    Moscow, Russian SFSR
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1956

    On 24 October, the Presidium of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (the Politburo) discussed the political upheavals in Poland and Hungary.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1962

    John F. Kennedy

    Soviet ships arriving off Cuba

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 1962

    The U.S. Navy would stop and inspect all Soviet ships arriving off Cuba, beginning October 24.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Oct 24, 1964

    Harald V

    The Opening Parade of The 1964 Summer Olympics

    Tokyo, Japan
    Saturday Oct 24, 1964

    The Crown Prince carried the Norwegian flag at the opening parade of the 1964 Summer Olympics. He represented Norway in the yachting events of the Summer Olympics in Tokyo in 1964, Mexico City in 1968, and Munich in 1972.


  • Netherlands
    Sunday Oct 24, 1965

    Johan Cruyff

    Started to make an impression

    Netherlands
    Sunday Oct 24, 1965

    Cruyff really started to make an impression in the 1965–66 season and established himself as a regular first team player after scoring two goals against DWS in the Olympic stadium on 24 October 1965 in a 2–0 victory.


  • Serbia
    Thursday Oct 24, 1991

    Bosnian War

    The Serb people wished to remain in Yugoslavia

    Serbia
    Thursday Oct 24, 1991

    The Serb political representatives proclaimed the Assembly of the Serb People of Bosnia and Herzegovina on 24 October 1991, declaring that the Serb people wished to remain in Yugoslavia.


  • Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 24, 1997

    Eminem

    1997 Rap Olympics

    Los Angeles, California, U.S.
    Friday Oct 24, 1997

    Eminem went to Los Angeles to compete in the 1997 Rap Olympics, an annual, nationwide battle rap competition. He placed second, and Interscope Records staff in attendance sent a copy of the Slim Shady EP to company CEO Jimmy Iovine.


  • Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2005

    Rosa Parks

    Death

    Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2005

    Parks died of natural causes on October 24, 2005, at the age of 92, in her apartment on the east side of Detroit.


  • Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

    Facebook, Inc.

    Microsoft Purchased a 1.6% Share of Facebook

    Palo Alto, California, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2007

    On October 24, 2007, Microsoft announced that it had purchased a 1.6% share of Facebook for $240 million, giving Facebook a total implied value of around $15 billion. Microsoft's purchase included rights to place international advertisements.


  • U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    The Wright brothers

    Record that held for almost 10 years

    U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    In October 1911, Orville Wright returned to the Outer Banks again, to conduct safety and stabilization tests with a new glider. On October 24, he soared for nine minutes and 45 seconds, a record that held for almost 10 years, when gliding as a sport began in the 1920s.


  • Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    Dwayne Johnson

    Cena Instead Suggested The Rock Be His Partner

    Austin, Texas, U.S.
    Monday Oct 24, 2011

    On the October 24 episode of Raw, Cena instead suggested The Rock be his partner in a standard tag team match against The Miz and R-Truth, a team called Awesome Truth, which Rock agreed to the following week.


  • Genk, Belgium
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Ford

    Closing in Genk

    Genk, Belgium
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, Ford announced that it would be closing its Genk assembly plant in eastern Belgium by the end of 2014.


  • New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Bank of America

    Top federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed a lawsuit alleging that Bank of America fraudulently cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion

    New York City, New York, U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan filed a lawsuit alleging that Bank of America fraudulently cost American taxpayers more than $1 billion when Countrywide Financial sold toxic mortgages to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The scheme was called 'Hustle', or High-Speed Swim Lane.


  • U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    Bank of America

    American federal prosecutors filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud under the False Claims Act

    U.S.
    Wednesday Oct 24, 2012

    On October 24, 2012, American federal prosecutors filed a $1 billion civil lawsuit against Bank of America for mortgage fraud under the False Claims Act, which provides for possible penalties of triple the damages suffered. The government asserted that Countrywide, which was acquired by Bank of America, rubber-stamped mortgage loans to risky borrowers and forced taxpayers to guarantee billions of bad loans through Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The suit was filed by Preet Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan, the inspector general of FHFA, and the special inspector for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.


  • Paris, France
    Thursday Oct 24, 2019

    Mona Lisa

    On the 500th anniversary of the master's death

    Paris, France
    Thursday Oct 24, 2019

    On the 500th anniversary of the master's death, the Louvre held the largest ever single exhibit of Da Vinci works, from 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020. The Mona Lisa was not included because it is in such great demand among visitors to the museum; the painting remained on display in its gallery.


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