Events in History on September 24

  • 312 Start of Imperial Indication
  • 366 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 673 Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church
  • 787 Second Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor in present-day İznik, Turkey
  • 1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

Historic Expedition

1493 Christopher Columbus embarks on his second expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships

Historic Siege

1529 Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his Ottoman troops arrive in Vienna, beginning of the siege

  • 1537 Catholic uprising in the Free and Hanseatic City of Lübeck (now Germany) fails
  • 1625 Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1629 Danish Renaissance Kronborg Castle guarding Øresund Sound, is mostly destroyed in a fire (later rebuilt)
  • 1629 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
  • 1657 1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland
  • 1664 Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English

Historic Event

1683 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

  • 1688 France declares war on Germany

Treaty of Interest

1706 Treaty of Altranstädt: Charles XII of Sweden & August II of Saksen

  • 1742 Faneuil Hall, Boston, opens to the public
  • 1776 First St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster
  • 1786 African American slave and poet Jupiter Hammon makes his "Address to the Negroes of the State of New York" speech advocating emancipation at meeting of African Society in NY

Historic Event

1789 President George Washington nominates John Jay for 1st Chief Justice

  • 1789 US Attorney General Office is created
  • 1789 US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution
  • 1789 US Federal Judiciary Act passes, creating a six-person Supreme Court
  • 1829 Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
  • 1838 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law

Historic Event

1841 British adventurer James Brooke obtains lands around the Sarawak river from the Sultan of Brunei

  • 1850 Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
  • 1852 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power
  • 1853 France annexes New Caledonia
  • 1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
  • 1862 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
  • 1869 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold
  • 1870 Dar Al-Kutub (National Library of and Archives of Egypt) inaugurated in Mustafa Fadel's palace, Cairo. The first national library in the Middle East. [1]
  • 1872 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg" premieres in Vienna
  • 1877 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
  • 1883 National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky
  • 1885 Five German warships depart to Zanzibar
  • 1889 Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder
  • 1890 The President of the Latter-day Saints Wilford Woodruff issues a manifesto advising members that the teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned

Historic Event

1903 Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Barton as Australian Prime Minister

  • 1906 Prince George of Greece, convinced that he can no longer serve the cause of Crete, resigns as High Commissioner
  • 1916 Indians' Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam
  • 1922 Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
  • 1924 Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
  • 1926 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4

Historic Event

1929 Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

  • 1935 Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
  • 1940 Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR
  • 1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton
  • 1941 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
  • 1941 Nine Allied governments pledge adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter
  • 1943 Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
  • 1948 The Honda Motor Company is founded in Hamamatsu-city, Japan

Operation Magic Carpet

1950 Operation Magic Carpet concludes after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel

  • 1951 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England
  • 1951 USSR performs nuclear test

Historic Event

1952 American fast food restaurant chain "KFC" [Kentucky Fried Chicken] opens its first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • 1952 Dutch Minister of Justice Donker decides war criminal Willy Lages will not be executed but sentenced to life
  • 1952 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5

Historic Event

1955 US President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver

  • 1955 Washington Senators lose their 99th & 100th games of season
  • 1957 Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona
  • 1958 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Iowa
  • 1958 Donna Reed Show premieres on ABC
  • 1960 International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence
  • 1960 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched
  • 1962 US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Mississippi
  • 1963 US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing
  • 1964 "The Munsters" premieres on TV
  • 1964 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested
  • 1964 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR
  • 1965 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
  • 1965 Saudi Arabian & Egyptian accord over Yemen
  • 1965 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
  • 1966 -30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in the Caribbean, Florida & Mexico
  • 1966 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
  • 1968 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1969 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
  • 1969 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
  • 1969 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
  • 1970 Soviet space probe Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
  • 1971 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
  • 1971 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
  • 1972 Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22
  • 1973 Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal
  • 1974 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title
  • 1975 OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues

Historic Event

1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by US President Jimmy Carter

  • 1978 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
  • 1978 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1979 CompuServe begins offering a dial-up online information service to consumers, marketed as MicroNET [1]
  • 1979 Ghana adopts constitution
  • 1979 USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR
  • 1980 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
  • 1981 US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
  • 1982 US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
  • 1983 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1985 Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 1990 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn

Historic Event

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

Meeting of Interest

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

  • 1990 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
  • 1990 West German President Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty
  • 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

Historic Event

1993 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

Historic Event

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

  • 1994 Parliamentary election in Ukraine
  • 1995 Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts

Treaty of Interest

1996 US President Bill Clinton signs the "Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty" at the United Nations

  • 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.

Historic Event

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

  • 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 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 Jr., Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day as his American heroes.

  • 2015 Stampede of people during the Hajj kills 717 people during symbolic stoning of the devil at Mina, near Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 2019 5.8 magnitude earthquake in northern Pakistan kills at least 10 and injures 300

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

  • 2019 Protests outside Indonesian parliament and elsewhere over proposed new laws banning sex before marriage, abortion and insulting the president

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

Historic Event

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

  • 2020 Report China is continuing to expand its Uighur detention centers, with more than 380 suspected facilities housing 1 million people in Xinjiang [1]
  • 2021 Notorious Indian gangster Jitender Maan Gogi shot death in a court in Delhi, by men posing as lawyers
  • 2022 "Post-tropical storm" remnant of Hurricane Fiona makes landfall near Whitehead, Nova Scotia, with sustained wind speeds of 165 km/h (103 mph); the strongest low-pressure system in Canadian history affected the four provinces of Atlantic Canada, as well as Quebec, causing major flooding, and knocking out power to 80% of Nova Scotia and 95% of Prince Edward Island