On This Day in History for September 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

Events 101 - 143 of 143


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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
  • 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
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1980 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • 1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1985 Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees
  • 1985 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
  • 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
  • 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
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West
  • 1991 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • 1992 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
  • 1993 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

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
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 2012 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • 2013 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • 2015 Stampede of people during the Hajj kills 717 people during symbolic stoning of the devil at Mina, near Mecca, South Arabia
  • 2015 Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando is re-instated a week after a military coup

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2015 Pope Francis becomes the 1st pope to address the US Congress. Names Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day as his American heroes.

Pope Francis
Pope
Francis
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day

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