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 2022 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, 2022 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,732,960 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 ‘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 120 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 3,564 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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September 24 Historical Events

  • 1664
    The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
  • 1968
    60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
  • 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.

Who were born on September 24?

  • 1717
    Horace Walpole, British novelist and politician (d. 1797)
  • 1884
    Hugo Schmeisser, German weapons designer (d. 1953)
  • 1918
    Audra Lindley, American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1939
    Wayne Henderson (musician), jazz trombonist and record producer
  • 1946
    “Mean” Joe Greene, American football player
  • 1948
    Phil Hartman, Canadian actor (d. 1998)
  • 1951
    Douglas Kmiec, American legal scholar
  • 1956
    Hubie Brooks, American baseball player
  • 1957
    Wolfgang Wolf, German footballer and manager
  • 1969
    Goya Toledo, Spanish actress and model

Who died on September 24?

  • 1180
    Manuel I Komnenos, Greek Byzantine Emperor (b. 1118)
  • 1275
    Humphrey de Bohun, 2nd Earl of Hereford, Constable of England (b. 1208)
  • 1541
    Paracelsus, Swiss alchemist (b. 1493)
  • 1929
    Prince Mahidol of the Kingdom of Thailand (b. 1892)
  • 1936
    József Klekl, Slovene writer and journalist (b. 1879)
  • 1945
    Hans Geiger, German physicist (b. 1882)
  • 1948
    Warren William, American actor (b. 1894)
  • 1950
    Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (b. 1863)
  • 1993
    Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist (b. 1913)
  • 2003
    Rosalie Allen, American singer and disc jockey (b. 1924)

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