About September 24

September 24, 2021 is the 267th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Friday.

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Libra is the sun 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 130 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On September 24

  • 622
    Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra from Mecca to Medina.
  • 1664
    The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
  • 1674
    Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • 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.
  • 1841
    The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
  • 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.
  • 1869
    “Black Friday”: Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
  • 1890
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.
  • 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).
  • 1935
    Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
  • 1960
    USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
  • 1968
    Swaziland joins the United Nations.
  • 1996
    Representatives of 71 nations sign 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.
  • 2009
    The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.

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