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

  • 1180
    Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.
  • 1664
    The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 1948
    The Honda Motor Company is founded.
  • 1960
    USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
  • 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.
  • 2007
    Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
  • 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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