September 24 Events

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September 24th, 2007 (September 24 2007)EventIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.
September 24th, 2005 (September 24 2005)EventHurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
September 24th, 1996 (September 24 1996)EventU.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.Bill Clinton Quotes
September 24th, 1994 (September 24 1994)EventNational League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
September 24th, 1990 (September 24 1990)EventPeriodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn
September 24th, 1988 (September 24 1988)EventSummer Olympics: Ben Johnson beats Carl Lewis and Linford Christie in the 100 metres sprint in a record time of 9.79 seconds. (Johnson would later be disqualified in a high profile case of doping.)
September 24th, 1973 (September 24 1973)EventGuinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
September 24th, 1962 (September 24 1962)EventUnited States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
September 24th, 1957 (September 24 1957)EventCamp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
September 24th, 1957 (September 24 1957)EventPresident Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.Dwight D. Eisenhower Quotes
September 24th, 1950 (September 24 1950)EventForest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New Englandied in A Blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe.
September 24th, 1948 (September 24 1948)EventThe Honda Motor Company is founded.
September 24th, 1947 (September 24 1947)EventMajestic 12 is allegedly established by secret executive order of President Harry Truman
September 24th, 1946 (September 24 1946)EventCathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong
September 24th, 1935 (September 24 1935)EventEarl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
September 24th, 1906 (September 24 1906)EventU.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower the nation s first National Monument.Theodore Roosevelt Quotes
September 24th, 1903 (September 24 1903)EventEdmund Barton steps down as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by Alfred Deakin.
September 24th, 1890 (September 24 1890)EventThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy. Jesus Christ Quotes
September 24th, 1877 (September 24 1877)EventBattle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
September 24th, 1869 (September 24 1869)Event"Black Friday": Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.Ulysses S. Grant Quotes
September 24th, 1852 (September 24 1852)EventThe first airship is displayed.
September 24th, 1841 (September 24 1841)EventThe Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to Britain.
September 24th, 1789 (September 24 1789)EventThe office of the Attorney General of the United States of America, and the United States Post Office Department are established.
September 24th, 1664 (September 24 1664)EventThe Netherlands surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
September 24th, 1180 (September 24 1180)EventManuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
September 24th, 0622 (September 24 0622)EventProphet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina.

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