What Happened on September 24
- 1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
- 1493 Christopher Columbus embarks on his second expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships
- 1789 US Federal Judiciary Act passes, creating 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 concludes after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel
- 1994 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar
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Sep 24 in Film & TV
- 1968 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
Sep 24 in Music
- 1957 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)
Sep 24 in Sport
Did You Know?
The President of the Latter-day Saints Wilford Woodruff issues a manifesto advising members that the teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned
On September 24, 1890
Would You Believe?
1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland
On September 24, 1657
- 1487 Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak marries Mata Sulakhani in Batala
- 1949 Retired American MLB outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds American divorcée Frances Cass (40); divorce in 1956
- 1953 American "Gilda" actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas; divorce in 1955
Articles, Photos and Quiz
Airship Bomb Crew Meet their Match in PolicemanThey dropped their bombs and planned to escape, but the German airship crew hadn’t reckoned on the tenacity of a lone British policeman on his bike.
September 24, 1916
Weekly Quiz for September 23-29Did Napoleon Bonaparte graduate from his military academy 42nd out of 51? What year was Nintendo founded in Japan? And more questions from this week in history.