What Happened on September 24

Historical Events

  • 1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
  • 1789 US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court
  • 1869 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
  • 1877 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
  • 1950 "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • 1957 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
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Did You Know?

First autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland

On September 24, 1657

Famous Weddings

  • 1487 Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak marries Mata Sulakkhani in Batala
  • 1948 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)
  • 1953 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
  • 1964 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 1993 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton
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