About September 24

September 24, 2020 is the 268th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

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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 141 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.
  • 1645
    Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles
  • 1674
    Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
  • 1780
    Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold’s plot to surrender West Point.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 1935
    Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
  • 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.
  • 1962
    United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.
  • 1968
    60 Minutes debuts on CBS.
  • 1968
    Swaziland joins the United Nations.
  • 1979
    Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
  • 1988
    National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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