What happened on September 24? There are more than 283 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About September 24

September 24 In HistorySeptember 24 is the 268th day of the year 2020. There are 98 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 39th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Rhinelander, Wisconsin 54501 sunrise occured at 06:48 AM and sunset occured at 06:49 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Libra. The modern birthstone for this month is Sapphire while the mystical birthstone is Agate.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 141 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For September 24

  • 622
    Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra from Mecca to Medina.
  • 1180
    Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
  • 1645
    Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles
  • 1664
    The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
  • 1674
    Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • 1780
    Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point.
  • 1789
    The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1841
    The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
  • 1852
    The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 mi from Paris to Trappes.
  • 1853
    Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.
  • 1869
    “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.
  • 1877
    Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
  • 1890
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
  • 1906
    U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.
  • 1914
    World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.
  • 1932
    Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the “Depressed Classes” (Untouchables).
  • 1935
    Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
  • 1937
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan.
  • 1946
    Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
  • 1946
    Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy.
  • 1948
    The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • 1950
    Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe.
  • 1957
    Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
  • 1957
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
  • 1960
    USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
  • 1962
    United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
  • 1968
    60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
  • 1968
    Swaziland joins the United Nations.
  • 1973
    Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 1979
    Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
  • 1988
    National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
  • 1990
    Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
  • 1996
    Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
  • 2005
    Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
  • 2007
    Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
  • 2008
    The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1389 ft, at the time becoming the world’s highest residence above ground-level.
  • 2009
    The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.

Who Were Born On September 24?

  • 15
    Vitellius, Roman Emperor (d. 69)
  • 1301
    Ralph Stafford, 1st Earl of Stafford, English soldier (d. 1372)
  • 1501
    Gerolamo Cardano, Italian mathematician (d. 1576)
  • 1513
    Catherine of Saxe-Lauenburg, Queen of Sweden (d. 1535)
  • 1534
    Guru Ram Das, fourth Sikh Guru (d. 1581)
  • 1564
    William Adams, British navigator (d. 1620)
  • 1583
    Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (d. 1634)
  • 1625
    Johan de Witt, Dutch politician (d. 1672)
  • 1705
    Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
  • 1717
    Horace Walpole, British novelist and politician (d. 1797)
  • 1725
    Sir Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (d. 1803)
  • 1739
    Grigori Alexandrovich Potemkin, Russian statesman (d. 1791)
  • 1755
    John Marshall, 4th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1835)
  • 1796
    Antoine-Louis Barye, French sculptor (d. 1875)
  • 1801
    Mikhail Vasilievich Ostrogradsky, Ukrainian scientist (d. 1862)
  • 1802
    Adolphe d'Archiac, French paleontologist and geologist (d. 1868)
  • 1817
    Ramón de Campoamor y Campoosorio, Spanish poet and philosopher (d. 1901)
  • 1829
    Charles S. West, Texas jurist and politician (d. 1885)
  • 1858
    Eugene Foss, 45th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1939)
  • 1859
    Julius Klengel, cellist and composer (d. 1933)
  • 1870
    Georges Claude, French chemist and inventor (d. 1960)
  • 1871
    Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
  • 1878
    Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz, Swiss writer (d. 1947)
  • 1880
    Sarah Knauss, Oldest lived American to date (d. 1999)
  • 1883
    Franklin Clarence Mars, Founder of Mars, Incorporated (d. 1934)
  • 1884
    Gustave Garrigou, French cyclist (d. 1963)
  • 1884
    Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
  • 1890
    A. P. Herbert, British humorist, barrister, novelist (d. 1971)
  • 1890
    Mike González, baseball player (d. 1977)
  • 1892
    Adélard Godbout, premier of Québec (d. 1956)
  • 1893
    Blind Lemon Jefferson, blues singer and guitarist from Texas (d. 1929)
  • 1894
    Tommy Armour, Anglo-American golfer (d. 1968)
  • 1895
    André Frédéric Cournand, French Nobel Laureate (d. 1988)
  • 1896
    F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist (d. 1940)
  • 1898
    Howard Walter Florey, Nobel Laureate (d. 1968)
  • 1899
    Sir William Dobell, Australian portrait artist (d. 1970)
  • 1900
    Ham Fisher, American cartoonist (d. 1955)
  • 1900
    Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian Islamic religious leader and politician (d. 1989)
  • 1905
    Severo Ochoa, Nobel Laureate (d. 1993)
  • 1906
    Leonard Marsh, Canadian social scientist and professor (d. 1982)
  • 1907
    Ben Oakland, American composer, lyricist and pianist (d. 1979)
  • 1909
    Gerard Ciołek, Polish architect (d. 1966)
  • 1910
    Jean Servais, Belgian actor (d. 1976)
  • 1911
    Konstantin Chernenko, Soviet premier (d. 1985)
  • 1912
    Don Porter, American actor (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Herb Jeffries, American jazz singer
  • 1914
    Andrzej Panufnik, Polish composer, pianist, and conductor (d. 1991)
  • 1914
    Sir John Kerr, 18th Governor-General of Australia (d. 1991)
  • 1917
    Arthur W. Lehman, American euphonium soloist (d. 2009)
  • 1918
    Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1919
    Dayton Allen, American actor and comedian (d. 2004)
  • 1920
    Richard Bong, American ace fighter pilot and Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1945)
  • 1921
    Jim McKay, American sportscaster (d. 2008)
  • 1922
    Bert I. Gordon, American film director
  • 1922
    Cornell MacNeil, American operatic baritone
  • 1922
    Ettore Bastianini, Italian opera singer
  • 1922
    Jack Costanzo, American percussionist
  • 1923
    Fats Navarro, American jazz trumpet player (d. 1950)
  • 1923
    Louis Edmonds, American actor (d. 2001)
  • 1924
    Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast
  • 1924
    Sheila MacRae, singer & actress
  • 1924
    Theresa Merritt, American actress (d. 1998)
  • 1924
    Voula Zouboulaki, Greek actress
  • 1925
    Autar Singh Paintal, Indian medical scientist (d. 2004)
  • 1927
    Alfredo Kraus, Spanish tenor (d. 1999)
  • 1929
    Edward M. Lawson, Canadian politician
  • 1929
    John Carter (jazz musician), American jazz clarinet, saxophone, and flute player (d. 1991)
  • 1930
    Angelo Muscat, Maltese actor (d. 1977)
  • 1930
    Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (d. 1998)
  • 1930
    John W. Young, American astronaut
  • 1931
    Anthony Newley, British actor and singer (d. 1999)
  • 1931
    Mike Parkes, British Formula One driver (d. 1977)
  • 1932
    Dominique Michel, Canadian comedian
  • 1933
    Mel Taylor, American musician (The Ventures) (d. 1996)
  • 1933
    Raffaele Farina, Archivist of the Roman Catholic Church and cardinal
  • 1934
    Chick Willis, American blues singer
  • 1934
    John Brunner, British author (d. 1995)
  • 1934
    Manfred Wörner, German politician and diplomat (d. 1994)
  • 1934
    Tommy Anderson, Scottish footballer
  • 1935
    Sean McCann, Canadian actor
  • 1936
    Jim Henson, American puppeteer (d. 1990)
  • 1937
    Takis Loukanidis, Greek footballer
  • 1938
    Steve Douglas (saxophonist), American saxophonist, flautist and clarinetist (d. 1993)
  • 1939
    Wayne Henderson (musician), jazz trombonist and record producer
  • 1940
    Yves Navarre, French writer (d. 1994)
  • 1941
    John Mackey, football player
  • 1941
    Linda McCartney, American singer and photographer (d. 1998)
  • 1942
    Gerry Marsden, English singer (Gerry & The Pacemakers)
  • 1942
    Ilkka “Danny” Lipsanen, Finnish singer
  • 1944
    Diana Körner, German actress
  • 1945
    John Rutter, British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer
  • 1945
    Lou Dobbs, American journalist and television anchor
  • 1946
    “Mean” Joe Greene, American football player
  • 1946
    César Pedroso, Cuban pianist with Orquesta Revé and Los Van Van
  • 1946
    Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer, member of Fotheringay, Fairport Convention and The Hellecasters
  • 1946
    Lars Emil Johansen, Prime Minister of Greenland
  • 1946
    Uschi Obermaier, German model and actress
  • 1947
    Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
  • 1948
    Garth Porter, Australian musician, songwriter and record producer, member of pop group Sherbet
  • 1948
    Gordon Clapp, American actor
  • 1948
    Phil Hartman, Canadian actor (d. 1998)
  • 1949
    Bill Connors, American jazz musician
  • 1950
    Alan Colmes, American talk show host
  • 1950
    Kristina Wayborn, Swedish actress
  • 1950
    Mohinder Amarnath, Indian cricketer
  • 1951
    Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • 1952
    Dieter Hochheimer, German footballer
  • 1952
    Mark Sandman, American musician (d. 1999)
  • 1952
    Nikos Sergianopoulos, Greek actor (d. 2008)
  • 1955
    Riccardo Illy, Italian politician
  • 1956
    Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Tod Howarth, American rock musician
  • 1957
    Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager
  • 1958
    Kevin Sorbo, American actor
  • 1959
    Steve Whitmire, American puppeteer and voice actor
  • 1959
    Theo Paphitis, Cyprus-born British entrepreneur
  • 1960
    Amy Sky, Canadian singer-songwriter, record producer, theatre actress, and television host
  • 1961
    Allen Bestwick, NASCAR broadcaster
  • 1961
    Jack Dee, British comedian
  • 1961
    John Logan, American screenwriter
  • 1961
    Luc Picard, Canadian writer
  • 1962
    Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer
  • 1962
    Mike Phelan, English footballer
  • 1962
    Nia Vardalos, Canadian actress
  • 1962
    Rosamund Kwan, Hong Kong actress
  • 1964
    Rafael Palmeiro, Cuban-born baseball player
  • 1965
    Janet Weiss, American drummer (Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks)
  • 1965
    Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot, Great White, Rough Cutt, House of Lords)
  • 1966
    Bernard Gilkey, American baseball player
  • 1966
    Michael J. Varhola, American author
  • 1966
    Stacy Galina, American actress
  • 1966
    Stefan Molyneux, Canadian philosopher
  • 1967
    William So, Hong Kong Singer
  • 1969
    DeVante Swing, American music producer
  • 1969
    Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model
  • 1969
    Lisa Matthews, American model
  • 1969
    Megan Ward, American actress
  • 1969
    Paul Ray Smith, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 2003)
  • 1969
    Shamim Sarif, English novelist and filmmaker
  • 1969
    Shawn Crahan, American musician (Slipknot)
  • 1971
    Kevin Millar, American baseball player
  • 1971
    Michael S. Engel, American paleontologist and entomologist
  • 1971
    Mike Michalowicz, American author and entrepreneur
  • 1971
    Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve)
  • 1973
    Eddie George, American football player
  • 1973
    Rodrick Rhodes, American basketball player
  • 1974
    John McDonald, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Kyle Turley, American football player
  • 1975
    Mike Gallay, Canadian comedian and filmmaker
  • 1976
    Carlos Almeida, Angolan basketball player
  • 1976
    Georgios Georgiou, Greek footballer
  • 1976
    Stephanie McMahon, American professional wrestler
  • 1977
    Frank Fahrenhorst, German footballer
  • 1978
    Wietse van Alten, Dutch archer
  • 1979
    Casey Johnson, American heiress and socialite (d. 2010)
  • 1979
    Fábio Aurélio, Brazilian footballer
  • 1979
    Jenny Platt, English Actress
  • 1979
    Justin Bruening, American actor
  • 1979
    Katja Kassin, German pornographic actress
  • 1979
    Kim Jong Min, Korean singer
  • 1979
    Ross Mathews, American television personality and comedian
  • 1980
    Daniele Bennati, Italian road racing cyclist
  • 1980
    Dean Canto, Australian racing driver
  • 1980
    John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
  • 1980
    Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer
  • 1980
    Sabrine Maui, Filipino pornographic actress
  • 1981
    Drew Gooden, American basketball player
  • 1981
    Fernanda Urrejola, Chilean actress
  • 1981
    Ryan Briscoe, Australian racing driver
  • 1982
    Jeff Karstens, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1982
    Paul Hamm, American gymnast
  • 1983
    Liam Finn, New Zealand musician and songwriter
  • 1983
    Randy Foye, American basketball player
  • 1984
    Taylor Eigsti, American jazz pianist and composer
  • 1984
    Tyrone Maria, Curaçao footballer
  • 1985
    Jessica Lucas, Canadian actress
  • 1986
    Leah Dizon, American model and singer
  • 1987
    Spencer Treat Clark, American actor
  • 1988
    Karl Alzner, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1988
    Kyle Sullivan, American actor
  • 1991
    Maximiliano Uggè, Italian footballer

Who Died On September 24?

  • 366
    Pope Liberius
  • 768
    Pippin the Short, King of the Franks (b. 714)
  • 1054
    Hermannus Contractus, scholar (b. 1013)
  • 1120
    Welf II, Duke of Bavaria (b. 1072)
  • 1143
    Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
  • 1143
    Pope Innocent II
  • 1180
    Manuel I Komnenos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (b. 1118)
  • 1213
    Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • 1218
    Robert of Knaresborough, hermit (b. 1160)
  • 1228
    Stefan Nemanjić, Serbian King (b. 1165)
  • 1275
    Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Constable of England (b. 1208)
  • 1435
    Isabeau of Bavaria, wife of Charles VI of France (b. c.1370)
  • 1494
    Poliziano, Italian humanist (b. 1454)
  • 1541
    Paracelsus, Swiss alchemist (b. 1493)
  • 1545
    Albert of Mainz, archbishop and elector of Mainz (b. 1490)
  • 1605
    Manuel Mendes, Portuguese composer (b. c.1547)
  • 1621
    Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander (b. 1560)
  • 1646
    Duarte Lobo, Portuguese composer (b. c.1565)
  • 1707
    Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1732
    Emperor Reigen of Japan (b. 1654)
  • 1742
    Johann Matthias Hase, German scientist (b. 1684)
  • 1802
    Alexander Radishchev, Russian writer (b. 1749)
  • 1834
    Pedro I of Brazil, Emperor of Brazil (b. 1798)
  • 1889
    Charles Leroux, American balloonist and parachutist (b. 1856)
  • 1892
    Patrick Gilmore, Irish-American composer (b. 1829)
  • 1896
    Louis De Geer, 1st Swedish Prime Minister (b. 1818)
  • 1904
    Niels Ryberg Finsen, Danish physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1860)
  • 1929
    Prince Mahidol of the Kingdom of Thailand (b. 1892)
  • 1930
    William A. MacCorkle, Governor of West Virginia (b. 1857)
  • 1933
    Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1933
    Mike Donlin, American baseball player (b. 1878)
  • 1936
    József Klekl, Slovene writer and journalist (b. 1879)
  • 1938
    Lev Schnirelmann, Russian mathematician (b. 1900)
  • 1939
    Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer (b. 1867)
  • 1945
    Hans Geiger, German physicist (b. 1882)
  • 1948
    Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)
  • 1950
    Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863)
  • 1954
    Edward Pilgrim, British suicide hastened by bureaucracy (b. 1904)
  • 1962
    Charles Reisner, American silent actor and film director (b. 1887)
  • 1973
    Josué de Castro, Brazilian writer, physician, geographer and activist against hunger (b. 1908)
  • 1975
    Earle Cabell, Texas politician (b. 1906)
  • 1978
    Hasso von Manteuffel, German army general and politician (b. 1897)
  • 1981
    Patsy Kelly, American actress (b. 1910)
  • 1982
    Sarah Churchill, British actress and the daughter of Winston Churchill (b. 1914)
  • 1984
    Neil Hamilton, American actor (b. 1899)
  • 1991
    Peter Bellamy, British folk singer (b. 1944)
  • 1991
    Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss), American children’s writer (b. 1904)
  • 1993
    Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
  • 1993
    Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)
  • 1994
    Barry Bishop, American mountaineer (b. 1932)
  • 1996
    Zeki Müren, Turkish musician (b. 1931)
  • 1998
    Jeff Moss, American puppeteer (b. 1942)
  • 2002
    Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)
  • 2002
    Youssouf Togoïmi, Chadian rebel (b. 1953)
  • 2003
    Lyle Bettger, American actor (b. 1915)
  • 2003
    Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)
  • 2004
    Françoise Sagan, French writer (b. 1935)
  • 2005
    Tommy Bond, American actor (b. 1926)
  • 2006
    Michael Ferguson, Irish politician (b. 1953)
  • 2006
    Phil Latulippe, Canadian soldier and athlete (b. 1909)
  • 2008
    Mickey Vernon, American baseball player (b. 1918)
  • 2009
    Nelly Arcan, Canadian novelist (b. 1975)
  • 2009
    Susan Atkins, American murderer (b. 1948)
  • 2010
    Gennady Yanayev, Soviet politician (b. 1937)

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