This page lists historical and other events on October 24th in Catalonia and the Catalan-speaking countries as well as festivals and a list of births and deaths of well-known Catalans.
1149 - Fraga and Mequinensa (el Baix Cinca): Ramon Berenguer IV conquers Fraga and Mequinensa.
1843 - Barcelona: the three-day bombing of Barcelona from the Castle of Montjuïc and la Ciutadella by the Spanish army reaches its height with a 2830 granades and bombs being fired on this day alone.
1936 - Catalunya: The Parlament of the Generalitat passes the Decree of Collectivisations with the aim of socialising the economy.
1971 - Seat of the United Nations (New York):celebrated Catalan cellist Pau Casals takes advantage of the UN medal he was receiving to make the situation in Catalonia known to the world with his celebrated "I am a Catalan" speech.
1789 - Tàrrega: Ramon Carnicer i Batlle, Catalan opera composer, music teacher and author of the Chilean national anthem.
1876 - Sant Feliu de Guíxols: Josep Irla i Bosch, Catalan politician, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia in exile.
1896 - Santiago de Cuba: Emili Mira i López, Catalan psychiatrist.
1870 - Abadia de Fontfreda, Aude: Antoni Maria Claret i Clarà, Catalan religious leader, founder of the Missioners Fills de l'Immaculat Cor de Maria (claretians) and of the Religioses de Maria Immaculada Missioneres Claretianes.
1889 - Bétera, Camp de Túria: Vicent Wenceslau Querol i Campos, poeta valencià (born 1837).