On This Day

What Happened on September 24

Important Events

  • 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

Sep 24 in Music

Sep 24 in Sport

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

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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

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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
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