This Day in History – October 24

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This Day in History - October 24

Every year October 24 is celebrated as United Nations Day. This day is celebrated as it marks the anniversary of the day when the UN Charter entered into force. They say the past remains in the past, but little do they know about the significance of every event that occurs today and its impact on our futures. Hence, each one of us should try to know more about events that have occurred in history. To know more about these important events of October 24, read through the blog.

What Happened in India on October 24?

2018- Virat Kohli sets a New Record
Virat Kohli became the 12th and the fastest-ever to score 10,000 runs in one-day international matches.

Source : England and Wales Cricket Board

Important Events that Happened Across the Globe on October 24

1901 – Annie Edson creates a record
Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
1931 – George Washington Bridge opened
 George Washington Bridge was opened to public traffic over the Hudson River.
1944 – World War II
Japan’s center force was temporarily repulsed in the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
1945 – UN Charter
On October 24, 1946, the UN Charter came into effect.
1957 – X-20 Dyna Soar started
The US Air Force started the X20 Dyna Soar manned space program.
1960 – Ballistic missile explosion
A ballistic missile exploded on the launch pad of the Soviet Union thus killing over 100 people.
1975 – Iceland Women take part in National Strike
Iceland Women took part in the National Strike and refused to work in the protest of gender inequality.
 1980 – Solidarity Trade Union legalized
The government of Poland legalized the Solidarity Trade Union.

2014 – Chang’e 5-T1 launched by China National Space Administration
The China National Space Administration launched an experimental lunar mission, Chang’e 5-T1.

Source : SciNews

Famous Birthdays

1976-Mallika Sherawat
She is a renowned Indian actress. She has predominantly worked in Hindi language films.

1986 – Drake
Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor

Source : Drake

1989 – Eliza Tyler
Eliza Jane Morley, known professionally as Eliza Taylor, is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Janae Timmins.

Hope you are now familiar with the events of historical significance that took place on this day in history –October 24. For more such informative content, stay connected to Leverage Edu! For the latest updates around study blogs, you can follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and also subscribe to our newsletter.

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