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OCTOBER 24

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United Nations Day
(Observed to commemorate the official founding of the United Nations: 10/24/1945)
United Nations Day Presidential Proclamation
Egypt: Suez Day
(Commemorates of the return of control of the Suez Canal from Israel to Egypt: 10/24/1973)
Egypt Israel Excite.com
Zambia: Independence Day
(Commemorates independence from Great Britain: 10/24/1964)
Zambia Great Britain National Homepage of Zambia
1710 Alban Butler (English Roman Catholic Priest and Educator) English Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note Catholicism Religious Leaders and Theologians
1723 Alexander O' Reilly (Irish-born Spanish Army Officer and Louisiana Colonial Governor: 1769-1770) Irish Political and Social Leaders Spain Political and Social Leaders Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1830 Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood (New York-born Attorney: First Woman to Run for President of the United States) Belva Ann Bennett Lockwood Law and Legal Resources Female American Political and Social Leaders The American Presidency
1852 George Washington Clarke (Indiana-born 21st Governor of Iowa) Indiana Political and Social Leaders Iowa Political and Social Leaders National Association of Governors
1855 James Schoolcraft Sherman (New York-born Member of the U.S. Congress, 27th Vice President of the United States: 1909-12) New York Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress President Theodore Roosevelt
1866 Charles Herman Weisse (Wisconsin-born Member of the U.S. Congress: 1903-11) Wisconsin Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress Wisconsin Historical Society
1891 Rafael Trujillo (President of Dominican Republic: 1930-61) New York Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress President Theodore Roosevelt
1903 Melvin Purvis (South Carolina-born FBI agent) Melvin Purvis The FBI
1936 Rafael Hernández Colón (Puerto Rican Political Leader) Rafael Hernández Colón Statesman Latin-American Studies
1948 Kweisi Mfume (Maryland-born African-American President of the NAACP) Kweisi Mfume African-American Political and Social Leaders The NAACP
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1537 Jane Seymour (Queen of England: Died Giving Birth to England's King Edward VI) Great Britain British Monarchy
1819 William Rabun ( Statesman: Namesake of Rabun County, Georgia) Georgia Political and Social Leaders University of Georgia
1827 Henry S. Thibodaux (New York-born Governor of Louisiana: 1824) New York Political and Social Leaders Louisiana Political and Social Leaders
1852 Daniel Webster (New Hampshire Congressman) Daniel Webster U.S. Congress
1909 Rufus Peckham (New York-born Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) New York Political and Social Leaders U.S. Supreme Court Oyez
1945 Vidkun Quisling (WWII Fascist Norwegian President: Executed as Nazi Collaborator) Norway NAZI Gemany War Crimes World War II Indiana University
1999 John Chafee (U.S. Senator from Rhode Island) Rhode Island Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress
2006 Enolia Pettigen McMillan (Pennsylvania-born African-American Civil Rights Leader: First Woman to Head the NAACP) Pennsylvania Political and Social Leaders U.S. Civil Rights African Americans Political and Social Leaders NAACP
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1648 Treaty of Westphalia Ends Germany's Thirty Years' War Germany War Concordia
1795 Poland Divided between Austria, Prussia, and Russia Poland Austria Germany Russia Historical Text Archive
1820 King of Spain Signs the Adams-Onis Treaty Transferring Florida to the United States Spain Florida Florida State Historical Association
1845 Indians Kill and Scalp Two German Authors/Pioneers in Texas German Authors Texas Native-American Heritage Death Texas State Historical Association
1917 The Austro-German Army Routs the Italians at Caporetto, Italy Italy Germany Austria World War I LearningSite
Bolsheviks Begin Occupying Key Locations Held by Russia's Provisional Government Russian Revolution Soviet Union Spartacus
1944 U.S. Submarine Sinks Japanese Prisoner of War Ship: 1,700 American POWs Die World War II Naval History Prisoner of War West Virginia Division of Culture and History
Aircraft Carrier USS Princeton Sunk in the Leyte Gulf World War II Naval History U.S. Navy
1945 Vidkun Quisling, Norway's Wartime President, Executed as Nazi Collaborator Norway NAZI Gemany War Crimes World War II Indiana University
United Nations Charter Goes Into Effect United Nations Charter Library of Congress New York Times History Channel
1949 Cornerstone for U.N. Headquarters Laid in New York City New York City The United Nations History Channel
1954 U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower Pledges Support to South Vietnam Vietnam President Eisenhower Vietnam War History Channel
1962 U.S. Naval Blockade of Cuba Officially Begins Cuba Cuban Missile Crisis New York Times
1964 Zambia Gains Independence from the U.K. Zambia Great Britain African American Registry
1970 Salvador Allende Is Elected President of Chile Salvador Allende Elections History Channel
1975 Armenian Liberation Terrorists Assassinate Turkish Ambassador in Paris Paris Turkey Armenia War on Terrorism Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1986 U.K. Breaks Off Diplomatic Relations with Syria Due to Terrorist Links Great Britain Syria Terrorism BBC

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