October 24th is a great day for food, as it’s known as Bologna Day and Food Day.
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The events of this day in history were incredibly varied and include transportation events, environment, music and so much more.
Did you know that on this day in 2003, the last commercial Concorde flight took place? British Airways ran this final flight from New York’s JFK airport to London Heathrow.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about October 24th in history!
What memorable events happened on October 24 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Iceland’s Prime Minister joined thousands of women on strike to protest gender inequality.
This was the seventh Kvennafrí, or “Women’s Day Off,” with the first strike held on this day in 1975. Icelandic PM Katrín Jakobsdóttir joined the strike this time, putting off her ministerial duties for the day in solidarity with Iceland’s women. Issues raised included wage discrimination and gender-based violence.
The EU declared that single-use plastics would be banned by 2021.
Someone in South Carolina won a $1.6 billion lottery jackpot, making it the biggest win in US history at the time.
The winner chose the lump sum payout (instead of the 30-year annual payments), which was worth $904 million!
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Drake? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Unfortunately, October 24th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Rosa Parks was an American activist born on February 4, 1913. She died on this day in 2005, at age 92 in Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Oct 24, 2005 (Age 92)
Christian Dior was a French fashion designer born on January 21, 1905. He died on this day in 1957, at age 52 in Montecatini Terme, Tuscany, Italy.
Oct 24, 1957 (Age 52)
Below are the most famous quotes people have said or written on October 24th throughout history.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Food Day
National Food Day was founded in 1975 to encourage everyone to eat healthier, more nutritious food. Taking part in today is easy as pie – all you have to do is read up on how to eat a more fulfilling diet and maybe cut down on junk food – at least for today!
National Bologna Day
Whether you write it by its real name or as baloney, bologna is one of America’s most classic deli meats. So pay tribute to this humble sausage today on National Bologna Day by eating it; it’s as simple as that! The only thing you need to figure out is what else to put in your sandwich.
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Peppa Pig is banned in China for being a gang symbol.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on October 24 shares the zodiac sign of Scorpio.
Scorpios are incredibly passionate creatures and will do their all to reach their aspirations.
Pink tourmaline is the birthstone given to people born in October. The pink tourmaline provides both compassion and wisdom. On the compassionate side, pink tourmaline helps create loyal, long-lasting friendships and love. The warmth of this stone opens the hearts to the wisdom of those born this month.
If you were born on this day, you were likely conceived on the week of January 31st in the same year.
Babies conceived on this day will likely be born around July 17th, 2024.