About September 24

September 24, 2024 is the 268th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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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 127 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.
  • 1180
    Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
  • 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.
  • 1780
    Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 1877
    Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
  • 1914
    World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.
  • 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.
  • 1957
    Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.
  • 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.
  • 1990
    Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
  • 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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