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Events and People Who Made History on September 24

4th Century

312 - Start of Imperial Indication
366 - Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope

7th Century

673 - Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church

8th Century

787 - 2nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor

15th Century

1493 - Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

16th Century

1537 - Uprising in Lubeck fails

17th Century

1625 - Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
1629 - Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies
1657 - 1st autopsy and coroner's jury verdict is recorded in state of Maryland
1664 - Dutch Fort Orange (Albany New York) surrenders to English
1683 - King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
1688 - France declares war on German

18th Century

1706 - Treaty of Altranstadt: Charles XII of Sweden and August II of Saksen
1732 - 21 homosexuality burned in South Horn
1742 - Faneuil Hall opens to public
1776 - 1st St. Leger horesrace held at Doncaster
1776 - St. Leger horse race run for 1st time
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

19th Century

1829 - Russia and Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
1838 - Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law
1841 - Britain obtains Sarawak from Brunei, James Brooke appointed Rajah
1845 - 1st baseball team is organized
1850 - Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
1852 - Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight
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
1862 - Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
1865 - James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, SF
1869 - Black Friday; Wall St. panic after Gould and Fisk attempt to corner gold
1872 - Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg," premieres in Vienna
1881 - Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch
1883 - National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky
1884 - Dixey, Rice and Gill's musical "Adonis," premieres in New York City
1885 - 5 German warships depart to Zanzibar
1889 - Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder
1890 - President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching and practice of polygamy should be abandoned
1895 - 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)

20th Century

1902 - Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle"
1903 - Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Baston as Australia premier
1903 - Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
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
1908 - Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
1916 - Indians Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam
1919 - Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey
1922 - Neurenberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky
1922 - Roger Hornsby sets NL home run mark at 42
1923 - Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin)
1924 - Boston, Massachusetts opens its airport
1926 - Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4
1927 - NHL's Toronto St. Patricks become Maple Leafs
1927 - Yankees set record of 106 victories
1928 - Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great," premieres in New York City
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
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
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
1932 - New York Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA
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
1938 - Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles U.S. tennis title
1938 - Don Budge becomes 1st tennis player to grand slam
1940 - Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career home run
1940 - Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire-factory in Southampton
1941 - 9 Allied governments pledged adherence to Atlantic Charter
1941 - Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev
1943 - Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk
1946 - Yankees set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs
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)
1950 - "Operation Magic Carpet"-All Jews from Yemen move to Israel
1951 - Industrial estate at Harlow New Town U.K. opens
1951 - U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1952 - Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death
1952 - Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
1953 - Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title
1953 - "Take a Giant Step," opens on Broadway
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
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
1956 - 1st trans atlantic telephone cable in use (Newfoundland-Scotland)
1957 - Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0
1957 - Eisenhower orders U.S. troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
1958 - 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia
1960 - International Development Association (U.N. agency) comes into existence
1960 - USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launches
1961 - Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open
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
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
1964 - 1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested
1964 - "Munsters" premieres on TV
1964 - Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd
1964 - Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of East Germany
1965 - Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament
1965 - Saudi-Arabian and Egyptian accord about Yemen
1965 - Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government
1966 - France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island
1966 - Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida and Mexico
1967 - Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational
1968 - "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
1968 - New York Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack
1968 - "That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show
1968 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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
1970 - Soviet 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
1971 - Houston Astros beat San Diego Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings
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)
1973 - Guinea-Bissau declares independence
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
1976 - Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by President Carter
1976 - "Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater New York City for 5959 performances
1977 - 1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV
1977 - "Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater New York City after 7 performances
1977 - Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards
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
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.
1980 - Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season
1980 - Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan
1981 - Enterprise Radio (all sports) resigns air
1981 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1982 - Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26
1982 - U.S., Italian and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
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
1984 - Cubs clinch NL East title
1984 - Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"
1985 - Expos Andre Dawson joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 home runs in an inn twice
1985 - Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
1985 - Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th)
1987 - U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
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)
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
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
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 - "Good and Evil" and "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV
1991 - Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles
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
1993 - Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton
1993 - Norodom Sihanouk again installed as king of Cambodia
1994 - Parliamentary election in Ukraine
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
1997 - Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted

21st Century

2008 - Taro Aso becomes the new Prime Minister of Japan


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