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Birthdays occurring on October, 24

1632 Antonie van Leeuwenhoek was born on October 24, 1632
Dutch biologist, 1632-1723
M]y work, which I've done for a long time, was not pursued in order to gain the praise I now enjoy, but chiefly from a craving after knowledge, which I notice resides in me more than in most other men.
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1788 Sarah J. Hale was born on October 24, 1788
American writer, 1788-1879
In this age of innovation, perhaps no experiment will have an influence more important on the character and happiness of our society than the granting to females the advantages of a systematic and thorough education.
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1830 Belva Lockwood was born on October 24, 1830
American attorney, 1830-1917
The glory of each generation is to make its own precedents.
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1882 Sybil Thorndike was born on October 24, 1882
It's only people who are hysterical who can play hysterical parts.
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Deaths occurring on October, 24

1891 Brenda Ueland was born on October 24, 1891
American feminist and author 1891-1985
The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
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1957 Christian Dior died on October 24, 1957
French fashion designer, 1905-1957
Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
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1958 George Moore died on October 24, 1958
English philosopher one of the fathers of the analytic philosophy. 1873-1958
Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
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1970 Richard Hofstadter died on October 24, 1970
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
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1972 Jackie Robinson died on October 24, 1972
I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.
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1981 Edith Head died on October 24, 1981
American Motion-picture director costume Designer, 1907-1981
You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it.
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