Today in History – 24 October

Today in History - 24 October

1505

Don Francis-Di-Almeda of Portugal arrived at Cochin as Viceroy of India.

1579

Jesuit father and first Englishman S.J.Thomas Stephens arrived at Goa in a Portuguese ship. He settled here and died in 1619.

1605

Jahangir became the fourth Emperor of Mughal Empire at Agra.

1648

The signing of the Treaty of Westphalia ends the German Thirty Years’ War.

1657

Kalyan and Bhiwandi came under the rule of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

1827

Viceroy Lord Rippan (1880-1884) was born.

1851

First official telegraph line was opened between Calcutta and Daimond Harbour spanning 33.8 km.

1856

Veer Narayan Singh, freedom fighter, was arrested by the British Government at Sambalpur for distributing grains from the warehouse to the people. He was sent to jail at Raipur.

1897

The first comic strip appears in the Sunday color supplement of the New York Journal called the ‘Yellow Kid.’

1904

Lalchand Hirachand, famous industialist, was born.

1929

Black Thursday–the first day of the stock market crash which began the Great Depression.

1934

Mahatma Gandhi quits Indian Indian National Congress in struggle over tactics.

1938

The Fair Labor Standards Act becomes law, establishing the 40-hour work week.

1945

UNO Day.

1953

Selection of the Dassault Ouragan fighter from France at this time reflected the decision to initiate diversification of supply sources. The first four of over 100 Ouragans, or ‘Toofanis’ as they were to become known in the IAF, reached Palam Airport from France and this type re-equipped Nos.8, 3 and 4 Squadrons in that order.

1973

Yom Kippur War ends.

1975

Bounded labour system was abolished by Ordinance.

1984

First Metro Train (Underground Train) in India started between Esplanade and Bhowanipore in Calcutta city.

1992

Narmada, World Bank sets time to correct defects.

1997

Kerala bans ragging in educational institutions by an ordinance.

2008

Many stock exchanges worldwide suffer the steepest declines in their histories; the day becomes known as “Bloody Friday.”

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