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

  • 1664
    The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
  • 1780
    Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1937
    Second Sino-Japanese War: The Chinese Eighth Route Army gains a minor, but morale-boosting victory in the Battle of Pingxingguan.
  • 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.
  • 1948
    The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • 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.
  • 1962
    United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
  • 1979
    Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
  • 1990
    Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
  • 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.

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