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October 24th, 2069EventSecond Battle of Bedriacum, forces under Antonius Primus, the commander of the Danube armies, loyal to Vespasian, defeat the forces of Emperor Vitellius.
October 24th, 2006EventJustice Rutherford of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice struck down the "motive clause", an important part of the Canadian Anti-Terrorism Act.
October 24th, 2004Event10 people, including 4 family members of Rick Hendrick, are killed in a plane crash near Martinsville Speedway. The plane was owned by NASCAR team Hendrick Motorsports. There were no survivors.
October 24th, 2003EventConcorde makes its last commercial flight.
October 24th, 2002EventPolice arrest spree killers John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, ending the Beltway sniper attacks in the area around Washington, DC.
October 24th, 1998EventLaunch of Deep Space 1 comet/asteroid mission
October 24th, 1995EventA total solar eclipse is visible from Iran, India, Thailand, and SE Asia. [2]
October 24th, 1990EventItalian prime minister Giulio Andreotti reveals to the Italian parliament the existence of Gladio, the Italian "stay-behind" clandestine paramilitary NATO army.
October 24th, 1986EventNezar 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 was helped by Syrian officials.
October 24th, 1980EventGovernment of Poland legalizes Solidarity trade union

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