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Today is Saturday, October 24th,  the 298th day of the year. There are 68

Kweisi Mfume

Kweisi Mfume

days remaining until the end of the year and 62 days remaining until Christmas.

HOLIDAYS and OBSERVANCES  Breast Cancer Awareness Month,

Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, Clergy Appreciation Month, Cookie Month,

Computer Learning Month, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Lupus

Awareness Month, National Diabetes Month, National Vegetarian Month,

National Pizza Month, Seafood Month, National Popcorn Popping Month,



National Bologna Day, United Nations Day


Kweisi Mfume, 72, former NAACP CEO

Perry Lee “Tiny” Tavares, 66, singer (Tavares)

Corey Dillon, 45, football player

Monica, 40, singer

Jackie Robinson

Jackie Robinson



Jackie Robinson, 1972, 1st black Major League baseball player (b. 1939)

Rosa Parks, 2005, civil rights activist, (b. 1913)


1892 – 25,000 Black workers strike in New Orleans.

1933 – Langston Hughes’ “Mulatto” premieres in NYC.

Rosa Parks

Rosa Parks

1980 – Judge Patrick Higginbotham finds Republican National guilty in

discrimination case.

2008 – “Bloody Friday” saw many of the world’s stock exchanges

experienced the worst declines in their history, with drops of around

10% in most indices.


As a Scorpio born on October 24th, you are known for being calm, passionate and ambitious. Although you remain cool, calm and collected on the outside, your inner world is defined by great passion and ambition. You want success in life and more importantly, you are willing to do the work to achieve your goals. When you are confronted with a challenge, you have the power to meet the task, no matter how much effort it requires. Your friends and family are often inspired by your drive for success.