On This Day

Historical Events on September 24 (Part 2)

  • 2012 Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores
  • 2013 515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan
  • 2013 "The Goldbergs" by Adam F. Goldberg premieres in the US on ABC

Television Premiere

2014 US sitcom "Black-ish" premieres created by Kenya Barris, starring Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross

  • 2015 Stampede of people during the Hajj kills 717 people during symbolic stoning of the devil at Mina, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015 Burkina Faso's interim President Michel Kafando is re-instated a week after a military coup

Historic Event

2015 Pope Francis becomes the 1st pope to address the US Congress. Names Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day as his American heroes.

  • 2016 US National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in Washington D.C. (established by Act of Congress 2003)

Sports History

2017 NFL players kneal, lock arms or stay in their dressing room during the anthem in protests against comments made by President Donald Trump

  • 2017 Plastic polystyrene rubbish discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by international team of scientists

Sports History

2017 Laver Cup Men's Tennis, Prague: Roger Federer is unbeaten as Team Europe dominates Team World, 15-9 in the inaugural teams event

  • 2017 Tour Championship Men's Golf, East Lake GC: Xander Schauffele wins rich season-ending event by 1 stroke from Justin Thomas

Football Awards

2018 Real Madrid midfielder & Croatian World Cup captain Luka Modrić is named world's best male player at the FIFA Awards in London; Brazil & Orlando Pride forward Marta best female player; France's Didier Deschamps best men's coach

  • 2018 Ebola virus has caused 69 deaths and sickened 150 people according to Ministry of Heath in Democratic Republic of Congo

Historic Event

2018 Pakyong Airport, India's 100th airport, is opened in the Himalayan mountains at 1,400 meters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Historic Event

2019 UK Supreme Court rules the suspension of UK parliament for 5 weeks by Boris Johnson's Conservative government was unlawful

Historic Event

2019 Nancy Pelosi announces formal impeachment inquiry into US President Donald Trump, arguing that he tried to enlist a foreign power for his own political gain

Historic Event

2019 Spain's Supreme Court rules body of dictator Francisco Franco can be removed from state mausoleum, the Valley of the Fallen, to municipal cemetery

  • 2019 5.8 magnitude earthquake in northern Pakistan kills at least 10 and injures 300
  • 2019 Protests outside Indonesian parliament and elsewhere over proposed new laws banning sex before marriage, abortion and insulting the president
  • 2020 Report China is continuing to expand its Uighur detention centers, with more than 380 suspected facilities housing 1 million people in Xinjiang [1]

Film & TV History

2020 David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's record as the fastest person to reach 1 million followers on Instagram

  • 2021 Notorious Indian gangster Jitender Maan Gogi shot death in a court in Delhi, by men posing as lawyers