24 SEPTEMBER
   
 

Born On This Day:

  • Emperor Vitellius, AD 14
  • Horace Walpole, 1717
  • Grigory Potemkin, 1739
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald, 1896
  • Konstantin Chernenko, 1911
  • Sheila MacRae, 1924
  • Anthony Newley, 1931
  • Jim Henson, 1936
  • Linda McCartney, 1941
  • 'Mean' Joe Green, 1946
  • Nia Vardalos, 1962

Died On This Day:

  • Pope Innocent II, 1143
  • Vincenzo Bellini, 1834
  • Peter IV Portugal, 1834
  • Johann Strauss (the elder), 1849
  • Peter Carl Faberge, 1920
  • Jacob H. Schiff, 1920
  • Ruth Etting, 1978
  • Sarah Churchill, 1982
  • Theodor Geisel (Dr. Seuss), 1991
  • Herb Gardner, 2003
  • Francoise Sagan, 2004

Today's Events:

  • 1598 - Group of merchants in London raise £30,133 and meet to form corporation that would become the British East India Company.
  • 1776 - St. Leger horse race first run.1789-Congress passes act to create office of Attorney General; E.J. Randolph to get job on 26th.
  • 1789 - John Jay appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by George Washington; to serve six years.
  • 1806 - Lewis and Clark expedition's triumphant return to St. Louis.
  • 1834 - Maria II of Portugal succeeds Peter IV.
  • 1852 - French engineer Henri Giffard makes first flight in steam powered airship.
  • 1869 - American financial disaster-plummeting gold prices cause panic of 'Black Friday.'
  • 1929 - Aviator Jimmy Doolittle demonstrates first 'blind' takeoff and landing using only instruments.
  • 1930 - Noel Coward's 'Private Lives' opens in London with Coward and Gertrude Lawrence.
  • 1930 - Kaufman & Hart's 'Once in a Lifetime' starts 406 performance run on Broadway.
  • 1934 - Babe Ruth plays last baseball game for the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
  • 1957 - Army paratroopers sent to Little Rock, Arkansas to enforce desegregation of Central High School.
  • 1963 - First authorized photograph taken of the United States Senate in session.
  • 1968 - '60 Minutes,' news magazine, premieres on CBS Television with Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner.
  • 1996 - World major nuclear powers sign treaty to end all testing of nuclear weapons.
  • 2015 - 2,411 kiled during a stampede at the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca; 900 injured, 650 missing.

Feast Day of Saint:

  • Gerard of Csanad

Non-Specific Holiday:

  • JANAM (OR JANMA) ASHTAMI, Hindu Birthday Festival of Krishna
  • ANANT CHATURDASI, Hindu Eternal Anniversary of 14th day of Month Bhaedra
  • LABOR DAY (U.S. and Canada) First Monday in September.
  • CH'UNG YANG, Festival of High Places in China (ninth day of the ninth moon)
  • BIRTHDAY OF KRSNA. (Hindu)
  • CHUSOK (Korea) on day of full moon of eighth lunar month.
  • ROSH HASHANA (Jewish New Year) first and second days of lunar month Tishri.
  • YOM KIPPUR (Jewish Day of Atonement) tenth day of lunar month Tishri.
  • SUKKOTH (Jewish Feast of Tabernacles) 15th day of lunar month Tishri - five days after Yom Kippur
  • SIMCHAT TORAH (Jewish Rejoicing of the Law) 23rd day of Tishri
  • DURGA-PUJA (Hindu festival of Goddess Durga)
  • PITRA PASKSHA and AMAVASYA, Hindu Feast of the Dead.
  • LAKSHMI PUJA, Hindu Festival of the Goddess of Fortune
  • CHUNG CH'IU CHIEH (Chinese mid-autumn festival) 15th day of 8th lunar month.
  • OWARA KAZE NO BON, HACHIMAN & DOBUROKU MATSURI harvest festivals in Japan
  • NATIONAL GRANDPARENTS' DAY - first Sunday after Labor Day in USA
  • NATIVE AMERICAN DAY - fourth Friday in September in US
  • RAMADAN, Muslim Holy Month

 

 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
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