On This Day

What Happened on September 24, 1789

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
1789 Highlights

About September 24, 1789

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 231 years and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Libra