September 24 is the 267th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 98 days remain until the end of the year.
We have some interesting facts & historic events all about September 24th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.
Keep reading for more interesting facts about September 24th in history!
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- National Punctuation Day
- National Cherries Jubilee Day
What Happened On This Day – September 24
1973: Guinea-Bissau gains independence
Guinea-Bissau declared its independence from Portugal. The declaration was recognized almost a year later on September 10, 1974.
1957: Camp Nou, a stadium that seats over 99,000 opens its doors for football fans
Situated in Barcelona, Spain, it is the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world.
1948: Honda Motor Company is founded by Soichiro Honda
The automobile manufacturer is also the world’s largest producer of motorcycles.
1869: Black Friday in the United States
A group of speculators headed by James Fisk and Jay Gould started hoarding gold, which led to high gold prices. The US Treasury under the orders of President Ulysses S. Grant sold a large amount of gold leading to a plummet in gold prices within the span of minutes.
1789: US Congress Adopts the Judiciary Act of 1789
The act was passed by the first Congress of the United States. It created the US federal judiciary including the Supreme Court.
1957: “jailhouse rock” single was released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957).
1950: Operation Magic Carpet concluded after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel.
1948: Honda Motor Company was founded by Soichiro Honda. Today the company is the world’s largest producer of motorcycles.
Births On This Day, September 24
1981: Ryan Briscoe, Australian race car driver
1936: Jim Henson, American puppeteer, director, producer, founded The Company
1896: F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author
1755: John Marshall, American jurist, 4th Chief Justice of the United States
1714: Alaungpaya, Burmese king
Deaths On This Day, September 24
1991: Dr. Seuss, American author, poet, illustrator
1834: Pedro I of Brazil
1621: Jan Karol Chodkiewicz, Polish military commander
1435: Isabeau of Bavaria
1180: Manuel I Komnenos, Byzantine Emperor