September 24 Events in History - September 24 Birthdays - September 24 Deaths



2013 In Bangladesh, workers seeking higher pay go on strike, and hundreds of garment factories shut down
2013 The 68th UN Assembly opens
2012 Chinese bookstore suspend the sale of books by or about Japan, and all books by Japanese authors
2012 Vice foreign minister to Japan, Chikao Kawai, is sent to China to help improve the status of relations between the two countries
2011 The 2011 Syrian uprising continues as Turkey seizes a Syrian ship that is possibly carrying weapons to the Syrian Army
2011 Prime Minister Vladimir Putin accepts a proposal from President Dmitry Medvedev to run in Russia's 2012 Presidential election
2010 In a prolonged rally, gold prices reach a record-high price of $1,300/oz
2010 Nigeria's government opens two swollen dams, displacing two million people in Jigawa State
2008 Taro Aso becomes the new Prime Minister of Japan
1997 Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted
1995 31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats U.S., 14 -13 at Oak Hill CC (NY)
1995 Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic
1995 Emillio and Gloria Estefan's boat hits and kills a jet skiier
1995 Mount Ruapehu Volcano, North Island, New Zealand erupts
1994 Parliamentary election in Ukraine
1993 Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton
1993 Norodom Sihanouk again installed as king of Cambodia
1992 John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers)
1992 Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in New Jersey Devils history
1992 Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI
1991 "Good and Evil" and "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
1991 After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West
1991 Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns
1991 Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
1990 East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact
1990 South African president F W de Klerk meets President 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
1989 28th Ryder Cup: U.S. and Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England
1989 Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic
1988 Barbara C Harris of Massachusetts, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop
1988 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec
1988 Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)
1988 Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th
1988 Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291)
1987 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1985 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
1985 Expos Andre Dawson joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 home runs in an inn twice
1985 Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1984 Cubs clinch NL East title
1984 Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"
1983 Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in season
1983 Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, vs. India Jullundur
1983 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1982 Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26
1982 U.S., Italian and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
1981 Enterprise Radio (all sports) resigns air
1981 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1980 Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
1980 Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
1979 CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service
1979 Ghana adopts constitution
1979 Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
1979 Russian ice skaters Protopopov and Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland
1979 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya U.S.S.R.
1978 Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic
1978 Dutch women hockey team wins world championship
1978 Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
1978 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1977 "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 7 performances
1977 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
1977 Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
1976 "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 5959 performances
1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by President Carter
1974 Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits
1974 Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th home run, 1st American to win a Japanese home run title
1973 Guinea-Bissau declares independence
1972 Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22
1972 Jack Tatum, Oakland, returns a fumble 104 yards vs Green Bay (rec)
1972 N.Y. Jet Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs. Baltimore Colts (44-34)
1971 90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying
1971 Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament
1971 Houston Astros beat San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
1970 Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon
1969 1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati
1969 New York Mets clinch NL East pennant
1969 Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam
1969 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem National Conv) begins
1968 "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
1968 "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
1968 New York Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack
1968 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1967 Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1966 Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida and Mexico
1966 France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1965 Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
1965 Saudi-Arabian and Egyptian accord about Yemen
1965 Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
1964 "Munsters" premieres on TV
1964 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested
1964 Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd
1964 Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of East Germany
1963 Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards
1963 Senate ratifies treaty with Britain and U.S.S.R. limit nuclear testing
1962 KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting
1962 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss
1961 Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open
1960 International Development Association (U.N. agency) comes into existence
1960 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
1958 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia
1957 Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
1957 Eisenhower orders U.S. troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
1956 1st trans atlantic telephone cable in use (Newfoundland-Scotland)
1955 "Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 23 performances
1955 President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver
1955 Washington Senators lose their 99th and 100th games of season
1954 Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
1954 Yankees tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning
1953 "Take a Giant Step," opens on Broadway
1953 Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1952 Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
1952 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
1951 Industrial estate at Harlow New Town U.K. opens
1951 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1950 "Operation Magic Carpet"-All Jews from Yemen move to Israel
1948 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Washington D.C.
1948 Yankees, Boston and Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56)
1946 Yankees set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
1943 Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
1941 9 Allied governments pledged adherence to Atlantic Charter
1941 Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
1940 Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career home run
1940 Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton
1938 Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles U.S. tennis title
1938 Don Budge becomes 1st tennis player to grand slam
1934 2500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
1934 Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0
1932 New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
1931 Round-robin playoff among New York City's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants and Yankees
1930 G Kaufman and M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime," premieres in NY
1930 Noel Coward's "Private Lives," premieres in London
1930 Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights
1929 Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in New York in 1st all-instrument flight
1929 Yankees Tom Zachary ends season 12-0
1928 Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great," premieres in New York City
1927 NHL's Toronto St. Patricks become Maple Leafs
1927 Yankees set record of 106 victories
1926 Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4
1924 Boston, Massachusetts opens its airport
1923 Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin)
1922 Neurenberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
1922 Roger Hornsby sets NL home run mark at 42
1919 Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
1916 Indians Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam
1908 Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
1906 St. Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
1906 V Herbert and H Blossom's musical "Red Mill," premieres in New York City
1903 Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Baston as Australia premier
1903 Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
1902 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle"
1895 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)
1890 President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned
1889 Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder
1885 5 German warships depart to Zanzibar
1884 Dixey, Rice and Gill's musical "Adonis," premieres in New York City
1883 National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky
1881 Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch
1872 Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg," premieres in Vienna
1869 Black Friday; Wall St. panic after Gould and Fisk attempt to corner gold
1865 James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, SF
1862 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
1853 France annexes Caledonia
1853 Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
1852 Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight
1850 Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
1845 1st baseball team is organized
1841 Britain obtains Sarawak from Brunei, James Brooke appointed Rajah
1838 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law
1829 Russia and Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
1789 Congress creates Post Office
1789 Federal Judiciary Act is passed and creates a six-person Supreme Court
1789 President George Washington appointed John Jay the 1st Chief Justice
1789 U.S. Attorney General Office is created
1776 1st St. Leger horesrace held at Doncaster
1776 St. Leger horse race run for 1st time
1742 Faneuil Hall opens to public
1732 21 homosexuality burned in South Horn
1706 Treaty of Altranstadt: Charles XII of Sweden and August II of Saksen
1688 France declares war on German
1683 King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
1664 Dutch Fort Orange (Albany New York) surrenders to English
1657 1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in state of Maryland
1629 Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
1625 Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
1537 Uprising in Lubeck fails
1493 Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World
787 2nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor
673 Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church
366 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
312 Start of Imperial Indication











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