Historical Events on September 24

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  • 312 Start of Imperial Indication
  • 366 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 673 Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church
  • 787 2nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor
  • 1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

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1493 Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

Explorer of the New World Christopher Columbus
Explorer of the New World
Christopher Columbus
  • 1537 Uprising in Lubeck fails
  • 1625 Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1629 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
  • 1657 First autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland
  • 1664 Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English

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1683 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

The Sun King of France Louis XIV
The Sun King of France
Louis XIV
  • 1688 France declares war on Germany
  • 1706 Treaty of Altranstädt: Charles XII of Sweden & August II of Saksen
  • 1742 Faneuil Hall, Boston, opens to public
  • 1776 First St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster
  • 1786 African American slave and poet Jupiter Hammon makes his "Address to the Negroes of the State of New York" speech advocating emancipation at meeting of African Society in NY
  • 1789 US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution
  • 1789 US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court

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1789 President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice

Ist US Chief Justice John Jay
Ist US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • 1789 US Attorney General Office is created
  • 1829 Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
  • 1838 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law

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1841 British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei

1st White Rajah of Sarawak James Brooke
1st White Rajah of Sarawak
James Brooke
  • 1850 Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
  • 1852 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power
  • 1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
  • 1853 France annexes New Caledonia
  • 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
  • 1862 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
  • 1865 James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, SF
  • 1869 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
  • 1872 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg" premieres in Vienna
  • 1877 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
  • 1883 National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1884 Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC
  • 1885 Five German warships depart to Zanzibar
  • 1889 Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder
  • 1890 President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned
  • 1895 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)
  • 1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle" (BG)
  • 1903 Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Barton as Australia premier
  • 1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
  • 1906 St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
  • 1906 V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC
  • 1906 Prince George of Greece, convinced that he can no longer serve the cause of Crete, resigns as High Commissioner
  • 1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
  • 1916 Indians' Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • 1922 Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
  • 1922 Roger Hornsby sets NL HR mark at 42
  • 1923 Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin)
  • 1924 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • 1926 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4
  • 1927 NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs
  • 1927 Yanks set record of 106 victories
  • 1928 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC

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1929 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

Aviation Pioneer Jimmy Doolittle
Aviation Pioneer
Jimmy Doolittle
  • 1929 Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
  • 1930 G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY
  • 1930 Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London
  • 1930 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
  • 1931 Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks

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1932 NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt
  • 1934 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
  • 1934 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
  • 1935 Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi

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1938 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • 1938 58th U.S. Men's National Championship: Don Budge beats Gene Mako (6-3, 6-8, 6-2, 6-1) and becomes 1st tennis player to win a grand slam
  • 1938 52nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Alice Marble beats Nancye Wynne Bolton (6-0, 6-3)
  • 1940 Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR
  • 1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton
  • 1941 Nine Allied governments pledge adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter
  • 1941 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
  • 1943 Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
  • 1946 Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
  • 1948 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, D.C.
  • 1948 Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
  • 1948 The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • 1950 "Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • 1951 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England
  • 1951 USSR performs nuclear test
  • 1952 Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
  • 1952 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
  • 1953 "Take a Giant Step" opens on Broadway

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

1953 Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Rocky Marciano
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Rocky Marciano
  • 1954 Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
  • 1954 Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
  • 1955 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances

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1955 US President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1955 Washington Senators lose their 99th & 100th games of season
  • 1957 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
  • 1957 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
  • 1957 Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
  • 1958 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia
  • 1958 Donna Reed Show premieres on ABC
  • 1960 International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence
  • 1960 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched
  • 1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open
  • 1962 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
  • 1962 US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss
  • 1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
  • 1963 US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
  • 1964 "The Munsters" premieres on TV
  • 1964 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested

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1964 Ringo Starr forms Brikley Building Company Ltd

Beatles Drummer Ringo Starr
Beatles Drummer
Ringo Starr
  • 1964 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
  • 1965 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
  • 1965 Saudi Arabian & Egyptian accord over Yemen
  • 1965 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
  • 1966 -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
  • 1966 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1967 Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers
  • 1967 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
  • 1968 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
  • 1968 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show

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1968 NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

MLB First Baseman Gil Hodges
MLB First Baseman
Gil Hodges
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1969 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • 1969 NY Mets clinch NL East pennant
  • 1969 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • 1969 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • 1970 Soviet space probe Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
  • 1971 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • 1971 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
  • 1971 Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
  • 1972 Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22
  • 1972 Jack Tatum, Oakland, returns a fumble 104 yds vs Green Bay (rec)
  • 1972 NY Jet Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colt (44-34)
  • 1973 Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 1973 St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals
  • 1974 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
  • 1974 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
  • 1975 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues
  • 1976 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5,959 performances

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1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter

39th US President Jimmy Carter
39th US President
Jimmy Carter
  • 1977 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances
  • 1977 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
  • 1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
  • 1978 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic
  • 1978 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • 1978 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
  • 1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979 CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
  • 1979 Ghana adopts constitution

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1979 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

MLB Player and Manager Pete Rose
MLB Player and Manager
Pete Rose
  • 1979 Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
  • 1980 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

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1982 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

Tennis Player Björn Borg
Tennis Player
Björn Borg
  • 1982 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • 1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season
  • 1983 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur
  • 1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1984 Cubs clinch NL East title

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1984 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • 1985 Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees
  • 1985 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1985 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • 1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
  • 1988 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec

Sports record brokenWorld Record

1988 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper Carl Lewis
Olympic Sprinter and Long jumper
Carl Lewis
  • 1988 Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
  • 1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
  • 1989 28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
  • 1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic
  • 1989 ABC's premiere of "The Preppie Murder", based on 1986 murder in New York City of Jennifer Levin by ex prep school student Robert Chambers
  • 1990 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1990 South African President F W de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
  • 1990 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • 1990 West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • 1990 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

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1990 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand

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1990 Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike

Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 "Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
  • 1991 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West

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1991 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

NFL Legend Deion Sanders
NFL Legend
Deion Sanders
  • 1991 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • 1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
  • 1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history
  • 1992 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
  • 1993 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

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1993 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk
  • 1994 Parliamentary election in Ukraine

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

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1995 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US)
  • 1995 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic

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1995 Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier

  • 1995 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

1995 TV adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", starring Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth debuts on BBC One

Novelist Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Actor Colin Firth
Colin Firth

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton

Music awardsMusic Awards

1997 31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait win

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Garth Brooks
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Garth Brooks
  • 1997 Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted list
  • 2001 Crude oil and petroleum products futures fall to their lowest levels in nearly two years amid fears that a recession will reduce energy demand
  • 2005 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
  • 2006 36th Ryder Cup: Europe wins 18.5-9.5 at The K Club, Ireland

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2007 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad