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Following is our collection of super amazing and curious facts and details explaining October 24. This list is intended for research in school, for college students or just to feed your brain with. Possible use cases are in quizzes, differences, homework facts legend, cover facts, and many more. But nevertheless learn why is October 24 so important!

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Top 10 October 24 facts that will blow your mind.

  1. On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day.

  2. On October 24 1975, 90% of Iceland's women refused to work, cook or look after children. Every ten years, on the anniversary of this initial strike, women stop all work to demonstrate their important positions and continue the struggle for equality.

  3. The Israeli forces built the Bar Lev Line on the Suez Canal, costing $300 million and was expected to be a "graveyard for Egyptian troops", as it would take at least 24-48 hours to be breached. On 6 October 1973, armed with a few 100 water cannons, the Egyptians breached it in less than 2 hours.

  4. The first person ever to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive was Annie Taylor on October 24, 1901. She hoped her feat would bring her fame and fortune but she died in poverty.

  5. As of October 2017, Gallup polling found that only 31% of Americans identified as Democrat, only 24% identified as Republican, while 42% identified as Independent

  6. 24 rabbits released in Australia in October of 1859 have multiplied to be in excess of 200 million, causing havoc to native flora and fauna

  7. James Brown recorded a live concert at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem on October 24, 1962, which became his greatest commercial success to that date.

  8. On this day, October 24, in 2003, Concorde (“The Rocket”) completed its last commercial passenger flight, ending three decades of supersonic travel, landing at Heathrow airport at 1605 BST, after departing New York 3½ hours earlier.

  9. The Battle of Leyte Gulf was actually four separate battles or engagements: the Battle of the Sibuyan Sea (October 24); the Battle of Surigao Strait (October 25); the Battle of Samar (October 25); and the Battle of Cape Engano (October 25-26).

  10. Rosa lived to 92. She passed away on October 24, 2005 in Detroit, from Natural causes. Many honors have been awarded to Rosa Parks including the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

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On October 7th, 1940, Archie McKellar shot down five Messerschmitt Bf 109s, thus becoming an ace in a day; one of only 24 Allied aces to achieve the feat.

Jean-Louis Pons (24 December 1761 – 14 October 1831) was a French astronomer.Despite humble beginnings and being self-taught, he went on to become the greatest visual comet discoverer of all time: between 1801 and 1827 Pons discovered thirty-seven comets, more than any other person in history.

Depending on where you are in Australia, you will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's birthday on either June 11, September 24, or October 1. This is despite the fact that the Queen's actual birthday is April 21

LSD was legal in USA till October 24, 1968.

On this day (October 24) in 1940, the US 40-hour workweek went into effect under the Fair Labor Standards Act

Only one person (playing on the field) has ever died during an NFL game, back on October 24, 1971, when the Detroit Lions were playing the Chicago Bears in Tiger Stadium.

Annie Taylor was an American schoolteacher who, on her birthday, October 24, 1901, became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel. Her motives were financial but she never made much money from her adventure.

The classic Peanuts football gag ended on October 24, 1999. In the final strip, Rerun held the football instead of Lucy and whether or not Charlie Brown kicked the football was never revealed.

Annie Edson Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a wooden barrel. She performed the stunt on her 63rd birthday, October 24, 1901,

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The largest mass lynching in American history happened in October 24, 1871 when a mob of around 500 rioters of Whites and Hispanics killed and hanged estimated 17 to 20 Chinese immigrants.

On October 24 1953 a Filipino Guardia Civil teleported to Mexico and informed them about the governor's death.

The first photo taken from space was from a V-2 launched by US scientists on 24 October 1946

1901 – On October 24, Annie Edson Taylor at the age of 63 was the first person that went over the falls in a barrel. She was mostly unharmed, but exited the barrel bleeding.

On October 24, 1975, the women of Iceland went on strike. 90% of women walked out of their jobs and homes, which led to parliament passing a law guaranteeing equal pay the next year. Five years later, Iceland went on to elect the worlds first female president.

On October 24, 1975 an estimated 90 percent of women of Iceland participated a “women’s day off” to demonstrate the value of their work, both paid and unpaid. Fathers had little choice but to bring their children to work or stay home themselves, leading them to call it “the long Friday.”

A major hurricane has not struck the U.S. mainland in 12 years. The last was hurricane Wilma striking Florida on October 24, 2005

John Kassir (born October 24, 1957) is an American actor and voice actor, best known as the voice of the Crypt-Keeper in Tales from the Crypt as well as the second voice of Buster Bunny from Tiny Toons.

On 24 October the highest freefall record set by Red Bull's Felix Baugartner was quietly broken by Alan Eustace, a computer engineer and senior VP at Google, who jumped from an altitude of over 1 mile higher in order to test a new space suit design.

On October 24, 1975, 90% of Iceland’s female population went on strike, demanding equal rights. They did not work, do housework, or look after their kids for an entire day. In 1980, Iceland elected its first female president, who credits her win to this specific day