24th September, on this day

312 Start of Imperial Indication
366 Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
622 Prophet Muhammad completes his hegira from Mecca to Medina.
673 Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church
787 2nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor
1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
1493 Columbus' 2nd expedition to the New World
1625 Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
1664 The Netherlands surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
1683 Jews are expelled from all French possessions in America
1776 The oldest of the British classic horse races, the St Leger, is first run at Doncaster Racecourse
1789 US Congress creates the Post Office
1829 Russia and Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
1838 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law
1841 Sarawak obtained by Britain from Sultan of Brunei
1852 The first hydrogen-filled airship, powered by a 3hp steam engine built by Henri Giffard, makes its maiden flight at Versailles in France.
1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
1853 The Northern Daily Times in Liverpool becomes the first provincial daily newspapaer in England
1862 Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
1865 In US, 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
1877 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
1895 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months)
1903 Edmund Barton steps down as Prime Minister of Australia and is succeeded by Alfred Deakin.
1906 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower the nation's first National Monument.
1929 Lt James H Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in the 1st all-instrument flight
1930 The first performance of 'Private Lives' by Noel Coward takes place at the New Phoenix Theatre, in London
1934 2500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
1941 9 Allied govts pledged adherence to Atlantic Charter
1946 Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong
1947 1,200 Muslim refugees fleeing India to Pakistan by train are massacred by Sikhs at Amritsar in the Punjab
1947 Majestic 12 is allegedly established by secret executive order of President Harry Truman
1948 The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1948 Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally) pleads innocent in Wash DC
1950 "Operation Magic Carpet"- All Jews from Yemen move to Israel
1950 Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A Blue moon (in the astronomical sense) is seen as far away as Europe.
1952 Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5
1955 President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver
1957 Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
1957 Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
1958 1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia
1960 The world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is launched at Newport, Virginia.
1960 Internationl Development Assn (UN agency) comes into existence
1962 United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
1963 Senate ratifies treaty with Britain and USSR limit nuclear testing
1964 "The Munsters" premiers
1964 Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd
1968 "60 Minutes" premiers
1969 Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins
1970 1st Automated return of lunar sample by Luna 16
1971 British Government announces that 105 Russians are to be deported from Britain for 'espionage activities'
1972 Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22
1973 Portuguese Guinea (Guinea-Bissau) declares independence
1975 The world's highest mountain, Mount Everest is successfully scaled for the first time via its southwest face by British climbers Dougal Haston and Doug Scott
1976 Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter
1979 CompuServe system started
1982 US, Italian and French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon
1985 Apollo Computer Inc. lays off 300 employees
1985 Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m)
1988 Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec
1990 South African president F.W. de Klerk meets President Bush in Wash DC
1990 Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market
1990 Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn
1991 In Beirut, the British hostage Jackie Mann is freed by the Shiite Muslim Revolutionary Justice Organisation after spending more than two years in captivity. He'd been kidnapped in May 1989
1994 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
1996 U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
2005 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
2007 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

24th September 2005

Hurricane Rita lashes Gulf Coast

Basra warrant for two UK soldiers

Palestinians say 4 militants dead

24th September 2006

Pressure growing on Hungarian PM

US report says Iraq fuels terror

Japan launches Sun 'microscope'

24th September 2007

Burmese military threatens monks

Bomber kills Iraqi police chief

'$100 laptop' to sell to public

24th September 2008

Iraq gunmen in deadly ambush

Thousands flee Somali bombardment

Key finance firms 'probed by FBI'

24th September 2009

UN council endorses nuclear curbs

Spacecraft see 'damp' Moon soils

HIV vaccine 'reduces infection'

24th September 2010

Birthdates which occurred on 24th September:

1501 Girolamo Cardano Italy, mathematician/astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)
1717 Horace Walpole England, writer (The Castle of Otranto)
1755 John Marshall Va, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)
1825 Frances E.W. Harper famous African
1870 Georges Claude inventor (neon light)
1890 Sir Alan Herbert England, journalist/writer (Punch, Helen)
1896 F Scott Fitzgerald St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby)
1898 Baron Florey Aust, pathologist; purified penicillin (Nobel '45)
19-- Audra Lindley LA Calif, actress (Helen Roper-3's Company, Ropers)
19-- Denis D'Amour Canada, rock guitarist (Voivod-Angel Rat)
19-- John Monte rocker (Mind Funk-Sugar Aint So Sweet, Fire)
19-- Larkin Malloy NY, actor (Edge of Night, All My Children, Guid Light)
19-- Louis Edmonds actor (Langley Wallingford-All My Children)
1902 Cheryl Crawford producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)
1912 Don Porter Miami Okla, actor (Russ Lawrence-Gidget, Ann Sothern Show)
1914 Andrzej Panufnik Warsaw Poland, composer (Tragic Overture)
1914 Herb Jeffries Detroit Mich, actor (Where's Huddles)
1915 Larry Gates St Paul Minn, actor (Guiding Light)
1917 William Putnam Bundy London, editor (Lvaggerier & Vagaries)
1919 Dayton Allen NYC, comedian (Steve Allen Show)
1919 Vaclav Nelhybel Polanka Czechoslovakia, composer (Everyman)
1921 Jim McKay Phila Pa, sportscaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports)
1922 Theresa Merritt Newport News Va, actress (Mama-That's My Mama)
1924 Sheila MacRae London England, actress (Jackie Gleason Show)
1924 Walter Fufido Bronx NY, Iwo Jima casualty (WW II)
1930 John W Young SF Calif, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9)
1931 Anthony Newley actor/song writer/singer (Dr Doolittle)
1934 John Brunner Britain, sci-fi author (Sheep Look Up)
1936 Jim Henson Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show)
1939 Manfred W”rner Secretary General of NATO
1941 Linda Eastman McCartney NYC, Mrs Paul McCartney, rocker (Wings-Ram)
1943 Lee Aaker LA Calif, actor (Rusty-Rin Tin Tin)
1946 "Mean" Joe Greene NFL tackle (Pitts Steelers), Coke spokesman
1946 Jacqueline Courtney NJ, actress (Another World, One Life to Live)
1951 Terry Metcalf Seattle, NFL, CFL running back (St Louis, Toronto)
1956 Ilona Slupianek German DR, shot-putter (Olympic-gold-1980)
1962 Joseph Kennedy II (Rep-D-Mass)
1964 Gene Watkins Waco Tx, actor (James Walsh-As the World Turns)
1969 Gene Hunt entertainer
1969 Lisa Matthews Peoria Ill, playmate (Apr, 1990)
1971 Shane Conrad actress (Cody-High Mountain Rangers)


Deaths which occurred on September 24th:
1180 Manuel I Comnenus Byzantine emperor (1143-80), dies
1815 John Sevier indian fighter, dies at 70
1951 Phillippus Paracelsus physician/alchemist, dies at 48
1975 Ian Hunter actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
1981 Patsy Kelly actress (Brigid Murphy-Cop & the Kid), dies at 71
1982 Sarah Churchill actress, dies at 67
1984 Neil Hamilton actor (Com Gordon-Batman), dies of asthma at 85
1991 Theodore Geisel (Dr Seuss), dies at 87