Wikipedia defines history as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events. It came from the Greek word ‘historia’ – which means ‘inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation’.

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This website utilizes pages from Wikipedia to extract historical events from 3761 BC up to the present. There are 105,062 records in the database that include events, births and deaths of popular individuals. The present day Gregorian calendar was adopted to show dates of interest.

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What are the important events that happened on September 24? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

September 24: Facts & Myths About This Day

September 24 is the 268th day of the year 2016 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 11, 2016 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 24,577,920 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘dihectahexacontaoctagon’ day.

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Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 126 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,373 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 24 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1968
    60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 24?

  • 1717
    Horace Walpole, British novelist and politician (d. 1797)
  • 1941
    Linda McCartney, American singer and photographer (d. 1998)
  • 1947
    Erik Hivju, Norwegian actor
  • 1973
    Eddie George, American football player
  • 1976
    Georgios Georgiou, Greek footballer

Who died on September 24?

  • 1143
    Agnes of Germany, daughter of Henry IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1072)
  • 1213
    Gertrude of Merania, wife of Andrew II of Hungary (murdered) (b. 1185)
  • 1707
    Vincenzo da Filicaja, Italian poet (b. 1642)
  • 1939
    Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer (b. 1867)
  • 1993
    Ian Stuart Donaldson, British musician (b. 1957)

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