What happened this day in history September 24

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 267th day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 11, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 470,976 hours 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 ‘dihectahexacontaheptagon’ 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 139 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 3,929 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 24 Historical Events

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1906
    U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.
  • 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).
  • 1962
    United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
  • 1968
    60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
  • 1979
    Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
  • 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?

  • 1907
    Ben Oakland, American composer, lyricist and pianist (d. 1979)
  • 1917
    Arthur W. Lehman, American euphonium soloist (d. 2009)
  • 1933
    Raffaele Farina, Archivist of the Roman Catholic Church and cardinal
  • 1935
    Sean McCann, Canadian actor
  • 1961
    Allen Bestwick, NASCAR broadcaster
  • 1961
    Jack Dee, British comedian
  • 1962
    Ally McCoist, Scottish footballer
  • 1974
    John McDonald, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Mike Gallay, Canadian comedian and filmmaker
  • 1980
    Petri Pasanen, Finnish footballer

Who died on September 24?

  • 1180
    Manuel I Komnenos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (b. 1118)
  • 1541
    Paracelsus, Swiss alchemist (b. 1493)
  • 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)
  • 1936
    József Klekl, Slovene writer and journalist (b. 1879)
  • 1939
    Carl Laemmle, German-born American film producer (b. 1867)
  • 1950
    Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863)
  • 1973
    Josué de Castro, Brazilian writer, physician, geographer and activist against hunger (b. 1908)

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