On This Day

September 24, 1789 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

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