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Other Notable Events for October 24

On this date in history:

In 1648, the Treaty of Westphalia ended the Thirty Years' War in Europe.

In 1861, the first telegram was transmitted across the United States from California Chief Justice Stephen Field to U.S. ...

Notable Birthdays for October 24

Those born on this date include:

- Pioneering Dutch microscope maker Anton Van Leeuwenhoek in 1632
- journalist Sarah Josepha Hale, author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, in 1788
- attorney Belva Lockwood, the first woman ...

Astronomy

Today is Friday, Oct. 24, the 297th day of 2014 with 68 to follow.

The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter, Mercury and Venus. The evening stars are Mars, Neptune, Uranus and Saturn.

A thought for the day

A thought for the day: The advancement of knowledge must be translated into increasing health and education for the children. -- Herbert Hoover