On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1789

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Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

President George Washington nominates John Jay for 1st Chief Justice

1st US Chief Justice John Jay
1st US Chief Justice
John Jay
  • US Attorney General Office is created
  • US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution
  • US Federal Judiciary Act passes, creating a six-person Supreme Court