On This Day

On This Day in History for September 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1985 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
  • 1987 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1988 Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
  • 1988 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100m in 9.79 sec
  • 1988 Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
  • 1990 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

1990 South African President F. W. de Klerk meets US President George H. W. Bush in Washington, D.C.

41st US President George H. W. Bush
41st US President
George H. W. Bush
South African President F. W. de Klerk
South African President
F. W. de Klerk
  • 1990 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • 1990 West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • 1990 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

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1990 Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah

21st President of France Francois Mitterrand
21st President of France
Francois Mitterrand

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1990 Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike

Iraqi President and Dictator Saddam Hussein
Iraqi President and Dictator
Saddam Hussein
  • 1991 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West
  • 1991 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
  • 1993 1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1993 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

King of Cambodia Norodom Sihanouk
King of Cambodia
Norodom Sihanouk

  • 1994 Parliamentary election in Ukraine

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1994 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar

Burmese Politician Aung San Suu Kyi
Burmese Politician
Aung San Suu Kyi
  • 1995 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

AgreementTreaty of Interest

1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

42nd US President Bill Clinton
42nd US President
Bill Clinton
  • 1997 Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted list
  • 2001 Crude oil and petroleum products futures fall to their lowest levels in nearly two years amid fears that a recession will reduce energy demand
  • 2005 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

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2007 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
Iran President
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
  • 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
  • 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

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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.

Pope Pope Francis
Pope
Pope Francis
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk Thomas Merton
Catholic Writer and Trappist Monk
Thomas Merton
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert Dorothy Day
Journalist, Socialist and Catholic Convert
Dorothy Day
  • 2016 US National Museum of African American History and Culture opens in Washington D.C. (established by Act of Congress 2003)
  • 2017 Plastic polystyrene rubbish discovered for first time only 1,000 miles from the north pole by international team of scientists
  • 2018 Ebola virus has caused 69 deaths and sickened 150 people according to Ministry of Heath in Democratic Republic of Congo

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

15th Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi
15th Prime Minister of India
Narendra Modi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
British Prime Minister
Boris Johnson

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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

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi
US Speaker of the House
Nancy Pelosi
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump

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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

Spanish Dictator and General Francisco Franco
Spanish Dictator and General
Francisco Franco
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 President Donald Trump nominates Judge Amy Coney Barrett for the US Supreme Court to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
  • 2020 Report China is continuing to expand its Uighur detention centers, with more than 380 suspected facilities housing 1 million people in Xinjiang [1]

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