What Happened on September 24

Significant Events

  • 1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
  • 1789 US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates 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" sees all Jews from Yemen move to Israel
  • 1957 President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
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September 24 in Film & TV

  • 1954 Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)

September 24 in Music

  • 1957 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)

September 24 in Sport

  • 1934 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

Did You Know?

The President of the Mormon Church 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

Famous Weddings

  • 1487 Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak marries Mata Sulakkhani in Batala
  • 1948 American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)
  • 1953 Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
  • 1964 Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 1993 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton
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