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    What happened on September 24

    • September 24, 0622 Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina.

    • September 24, 0622 Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina.

    • September 24, 1493 Columbus' 2nd expedition to the New World

    • September 24, 1621 First newspaper in England debuts.

    • September 24, 1625 "Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico"

    • September 24, 1664 The Netherlands surrenders New Amsterdam to England.

    • September 24, 1742 Faneuil Hall opens to the public

    • September 24, 1780 Benedict Arnold escapes to the British after his attempt to betray West Point.

    • September 24, 1789 Congress creates the Post Office

    • September 24, 1789 "Congress' first Judiciary Act, Attorney General & Supreme Court"

    • September 24, 1789 "The office of the Attorney General of the United States of America, and the United States Post Office Department are established."

    • September 24, 1789 The United States Post Office Department is established.

    • September 24, 1829 Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople

    • September 24, 1838 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law

    • September 24, 1841 Sarawak obtained by Britain from Sultan of Brunei

    • September 24, 1841 The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to Britain.

    • September 24, 1845 The first baseball team is organized

    • September 24, 1852 "A new invention, the dirigible, is demonstrated"

    • September 24, 1852 The first airship is displayed.

    • September 24, 1853 The first round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)

    • September 24, 1862 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal

    • September 24, 1865 "James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, SF"

    • September 24, 1869 """Black Friday"": Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market."

    • September 24, 1869 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold

    • September 24, 1869 The Black Friday Wall Street panic occurs when financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempt to corner the gold market.

    • September 24, 1877 "Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion"

    • September 24, 1897 A new double track steel arch bridge is completed by the Niagara Falls Suspension Bridge Company and the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company. The upper floor of the new structure is leased to the Grand Trunk Railway.

    • September 24, 1903 Edmund Barton steps down as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by Alfred Deakin.

    • September 24, 1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become the Maple Leafs

    • September 24, 1929 Lieutenant James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle pilots a biplane over Mitchel Field in New York to make the first all-instrument flight.

    • September 24, 1929 Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in the first all-instrument flight

    • September 24, 1934 2500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

    • September 24, 1935 "Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi"

    • September 24, 1940 "The Cdn. Navy received 6 former US Navy ""4 stackers"" destroyers and renames them HMCS Annapolis, Columbia,Niagra, St. Clair ST. Croix and St. Francis"

    • September 24, 1941 9 Allied govts pledged adherence to Atlantic Charter

    • September 24, 1942 "3,000 Tuczyn Jews are killed after resisting and escaping a Nazi attack. Only 15 survive."

    • September 24, 1942 General Blamey assumes command of Allied Land Forces in New Guinea

    • September 24, 1942 "HMS SOMALI lost north of Iceland after being stuck by 1 torpedo from German U.703 on 20th in Greenland Sea.floundered while being towed by 'Ashanti', went down in bad weather, 45 men lost"

    • September 24, 1946 Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong

    • September 24, 1947 Majestic 12 is allegedly established by secret executive order of President Harry Truman

    • September 24, 1948 "Mildred Gillars, charged with treason as Nazi radio propagandist Axis Sally, pleads innocent in Washington, DC."

    • September 24, 1948 The Honda Motor Company is founded.

    • September 24, 1950 """Operation Magic Carpet""-All Jews from Yemen move to Israel"

    • September 24, 1950 Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A Blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe.

    • September 24, 1952 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5

    • September 24, 1954 Tonight Show premiers on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)

    • September 24, 1955 Pres Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver

    • September 24, 1957 "Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona."

    • September 24, 1957 Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools

    • September 24, 1958 "The first welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia"

    • September 24, 1960 Internationl Development Assn (UN agency) comes into existence

    • September 24, 1962 United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.

    • September 24, 1962 US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to U of Miss

    • September 24, 1963 Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limit nuclear testing

    • September 24, 1964 """The Munsters"" premiers"

    • September 24, 1964 Number one hit on UK music charts - Herman's Hermits - I'm Into Something Good

    • September 24, 1964 Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

    • September 24, 1964 "The Munsters, starring Fred Gwynne, Yvonne DeCarlo, and Al Lewis, makes its TV premiere."

    • September 24, 1968 """60 Minutes"" premiers"

    • September 24, 1968 Swaziland joins the United Nations.

    • September 24, 1968 The Mod Squad premieres on television.

    • September 24, 1969 "Trial of ""Chicago 8"" (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins"

    • September 24, 1970 The first Automated return of lunar sample by Luna 16

    • September 24, 1972 "Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22"

    • September 24, 1973 Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.

    • September 24, 1973 Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) declares independence

    • September 24, 1975 "Ian Hunter actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75"

    • September 24, 1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter

    • September 24, 1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards

    • September 24, 1979 CompuServe system started

    • September 24, 1981 "Patsy Kelly actress (Brigid Murphy-Cop & the Kid), dies at 71"

    • September 24, 1982 "Sarah Churchill actress, dies at 67"

    • September 24, 1982 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

    • September 24, 1982 "US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon"

    • September 24, 1983 Number one hit on UK music charts - Culture Club - Karma Chameleon

    • September 24, 1984 "Neil Hamilton actor (Com Gordon-Batman), dies of asthma at 85"

    • September 24, 1985 Apollo Computer Inc. lays off 300 employees

    • September 24, 1985 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)

    • September 24, 1988 "Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected first woman Episcopal bishop"

    • September 24, 1988 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec

    • September 24, 1988 Number one hit on UK music charts - Hollies - He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother

    • September 24, 1988 Summer Olympics: Ben Johnson beats Carl Lewis and Linford Christie in 100 metres sprinting in a record time of 9.79 seconds. (Johnson would later be disqualified in a high profile case of doping in sports.)

    • September 24, 1990 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

    • September 24, 1990 South African president F.W. de Klerk meets Pres Bush in Wash DC

    • September 24, 1990 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market

    • September 24, 1991 """Good & Evil"" & ""Sibs"" premiers on ABC TV"

    • September 24, 1991 "American rock band Nirvana release their second album and major label debut ""Nevermind"""

    • September 24, 1991 Doogie Howser loses his virginity (only on TV would this be an event)

    • September 24, 1991 "Theodore Geisel, better known as children's author Doctor Seuss, dies of cancer in La Jolla, CA, at age 87."

    • September 24, 1994 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

    • September 24, 1998 The U.S. Treasury began circulating the newly-redesigned $20 bill.

    • September 24, 2005 "Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana."

    • September 24, 2007 Iranian Presidednt Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.







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