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The Provisional Government of Free India formally declared war on Britain and the United States of America. (24. October 1943)

World War II: The Japanese aircraft carrier Zuikaku and the battleship Musashi are sunk by American aircraft in the Battle of Leyte Gulf. (24. October 1944)

Founding of the United Nations. (24. October 1945)

A camera on board the V-2 No. 13 rocket takes the first photograph of earth from outer space. (24. October 1946)

Walt Disney testifies before the House Un-American Activities Committee, naming Disney employees he believes to be communists. (24. October 1947)

The cornerstone of the United Nations Headquarters is laid. (24. October 1949)

Dwight D. Eisenhower pledges United States support to South Vietnam. (24. October 1954)

The USAF starts the X-20 Dyna-Soar program. (24. October 1957)

Nedelin catastrophe: An R-16 ballistic missile explodes on the launch pad at the Soviet Union's Baikonur Cosmodrome space facility, killing over 100. Among the dead is Field Marshal Mitrofan Nedelin, whose death is reported to have occurred in a plane crash (24. October 1960)

Northern Rhodesia gains independence from the United Kingdom and becomes the Republic of Zambia (Southern Rhodesia remained a colony until the next year, with the Unilateral Declaration of Independence) (24. October 1964)

Yom Kippur War ends. (24. October 1973)

Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.) (24. October 1977)

The government of Poland legalizes the Solidarity trade union. (24. October 1980)

Nezar Hindawi is sentenced to 45 years in prison, the longest sentence handed down by a British court, for the attempted bombing on an El Al flight at Heathrow. After the verdict, the United Kingdom breaks diplomatic relations with Syria, claiming that Hindawi is helped by Syrian officials. (24. October 1986)

Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian "stay-behind" clandestine paramilitary NATO army, which was implicated in false flag terrorist attacks implicating communists and anarchists as part of the strategy of tension from the late 1960s to early 1980s. (24. October 1990)

The Toronto Blue Jays become the first Major League Baseball team based outside the United States to win the World Series. (24. October 1992)

Launch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission (24. October 1998)

Police arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC. (24. October 2002)

Concorde makes its last commercial flight. (24. October 2003)

Arsenal Football Club loses to Manchester United, ending a row of unbeaten matches at 49 matches, which is the record in the Premier League. (24. October 2004)

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