On This Day..... September 24

 

SEPTEMBER 24TH

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL CHERRIES JUBILEE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL PUNCTUATION DAY
 

BIRTHDAYS:

  • F. SCOTT FITZGERALD (1896-1940)
  • AYATOLLAH RUHOLLAH KHOMEINI (1902-1989)
 
  • JIM HENSON (1936-1990)
  • LINDA MCCARTNEY (1941-1998)
 
  • LOU DOBBS (1945, 73)
  • PHIL HARTMAN (1948-1998)
 
  • JOPEPH KENNEDY II (1952, 66)
  • BRAD BIRD (1957, 61)
 
  • KEVIN SORBO (1958, 60)
  • NIA VARDALOS (1962, 56)
 
  • BEN PLATT (1993, 25)
 

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1493, CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS LEAVES FOR HIS SECOND TRIP TO THE NEW WORLD, THIS TIME WITH 17 SHIPS
  • IN 1529, SULEIMAN THE MAGNIFICENT BEGINS THE OTTOMAN SIEGE OF VIENNA
  • IN 1657, THE STATE OF MARYLAND PERFORMS THE FIRST OFFICIAL AUTOPSY BY A CORONER AS PART OF A COURT TRIAL
  • IN 1742, FANEUIL HALL OPENS TO THE PUBLIC
 
  • IN 1789, CONGRESS ESTABLISHES THE POST OFFICE
  • IN 1789, THE FEDERAL JUDICIARY ACT CREATES THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE AND A SIX PERSON SUPREME COURT AND PRESIDENT WASHINGTON NAMES JOHN JAY AS THE FIRST CHIEF JUSTICE
  • IN 1794, PRESIDENT WASHINGTON ORDERS A MILITIA TO SUPPRESS AN UPRISING OF PENNSYLVANIA FARMERS KNOWN AS THE WHISKEY REBELLION
  • IN 1862, THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS ADOPTS ITS OFFICIAL SEAL
  • IN 1869, WALL ST PANICS OVER THE GOLD STANDARD AND CAUSES A BLACK FRIDAY
 
  • IN 1890, THE MORMON CHURCH ISSUES A MANIFESTO BANNING POLYGAMY
  • IN 1924, BOSTON OPENS ITS FIRST AIRPORT, THEN CALLED JEFFREY FIELD
  • IN 1931, THE THREE NEW YORK BASEBALL TEAMS PLAY A ROUND ROBIN CHARITY TOURNAMENT TO RAISE MONEY FOR UNEMPLOYED PEOPLE. BROOKLYN’S DODGERS LOSE TO BOTH THE GIANTS AND THE YANKEES
  • IN 1934, BABE RUTH MAKES HIS FAREWELL APPEARANCE AT YANKEE STADIUM
  • IN 1948, MILDRED GILLARS, DUBBED AXIS SALLY, PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO TREASON CHARGES FOR PUTTING FORWARD NAZI PROPOGANDA DURING WORLD WAR II
 
  • IN 1951, GEORGE JORGENSEN HAS THE FIRST PUBLICLY AKNOWLEDGED SEX CHANGE TO BECOME CHRISTINE JORGENSEN. IT WOULD BE PUBLICIZES MONTHS LATER IN THE NEW YORK DAILY NEWS UNDER THE HEADLINE “EX GI BECOMES BLONDE BOMBSHELL”
  • IN 1952, COLONEL SANDERS OPENS HIS FIRST KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN FRANCHISE IS SALT LAKE CITY
  • IN 1954, NBC DEBUTS “THE TONIGHT SHOW”
 
  • IN 1955, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER HAS A HEART ATTACK WHILE ON VACATION
  • IN 1957, THE BROOKLYN DODGERS PLAY THEIR FINAL GAME AT EBBETS FIELD
  • IN 1957, PRESIDENT EISENHOWER USES THE MILITARY TO DESEGREGATE THE LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL SYSTEM
  • IN 1957, ELVIS PRESLEY RELEASES “JAILHOUSE ROCK”
 
  • IN 1958, ABC DEBUTS “THE DONNA REED SHOW”
  • IN 1960, THE FIRST NUCLEAR POWERED AIRCRAFT CARRIER, THE USS ENTERPRISE IS LAUNCHED
  • IN 1961, NBC DEBUTS “THE BULLWINKLE SHOW”, A SPIN OFF OF “ROCKY AND FRIENDS”
  • IN 1964, CBS DEBUTS “THE MUNSTERS”
 
  • IN 1966, THE ASSOCIATION HITS #1 WITH “CHERISH”
  • IN 1968, CBS DEBUTS “60 MINUTES”
  • IN 1969, 2,500 PEOPLE ATTEND THE FIRST “ELVIS CONVENTION”
  • IN 1969, THE PROTESTERS AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATION CONVENTION, DUBBED THE “CHICAGO 8” GO ON TRIAL
 
  • IN 1971, BRITAIN EXPELS 90 RUSSIAN DIPLOMATS FOR SPYING
  • IN 1976, PATTY HEARST IS SENTENCED TO 7 YEARS IN PRISON, ALTHOUGH SHE WOULD ONLY SERVE 22 MONTHS
  • IN 1977, ABC DEBUTS “THE LOVE BOAT”
 
  • IN 1983, BILLY JOEL HITS #1 WITH “TELL HER ABOUT IT”
  • IN 1984, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “NO MORE LONELY NIGHTS”
  • IN 1988, BOBBY MCFERRIN HITS #1 WITH “DON’T WORRY, BE HAPPY”
 
  • IN 1990, EAST GERMANY LEAVES THE WARSAW PACT AND WEST GERMANY’S PRESIDENT SIGNS THE REUNIFICATION PACT
  • IN 1991, DEION SANDERS, WHO LEFT THE BRAVES IN JULY TO PLAY FOR THE FALCONS, RETURNS TO BASEBALL
  • IN 1991, NIRVANA RELEASES “NEVERMIND”
 
  • IN 1991, DR. SUESS DIES OF CANCER AT 87
  • IN 1992, THE SCI-FI CHANNEL DEBUTS
  • IN 1993, SHANNON DOHERTY MARRIES ASHLEY HAMILTON
  • IN 1993, THE MOVIE “THE PROGRAM” IS RELEASED. IT WOULD BECOME NOTORIOUS FOR A SCENE IN WHICH KIDS LAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD AS CARS PASS BY AFTER SOMEONE DIES IMITATING THE SCENE IN REAL LIFE
 
  • IN 1996, PRESIDENT CLINTON SIGNS THE COMPREHENSIVE NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY AT THE UNITED NATIONS
  • IN 2000, MADONNA HITS #1 WITH “MUSIC”
  • IN 2003, THE DAVE MATTHEWS BAND PERFORMS IN CENTRAL PARK IN NEW YORK CITY
 
  • IN 2005, 27 YEAR OLD ASHTON KUTCHER MARRIES 42 YEAR OLD DEMI MOORE
  • IN 2007, IRANIAN PRESIDENT MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD GIVES A CONTROVERSIAL SPEECH AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
  • IN 2007, CBS DEBUTS “THE BIG BANG THEORY”
 
  • IN 2010, DAVID FINCHER RELEASES “THE SOCIAL NETWORK”
  • IN 2012, MUMFORD & SONS RELEASE “BABEL”
  • IN 2013, OVER 500 PEOPLE DIE IN A 7.7 EARTHQUAKE IN PAKISTAN
  • IN 2015, POPE FRANCIS ADDRESSES THE U.S. CONGRESS
 
  • IN 2017, NFL PLAYERS ACROSS THE LEAGUE KNEEL OR LOCK ARMS IN DEFIANCE AFTER PRESIDENT TRUMP MAKES COMMENTS AGAINST IT
  • IN 2017, LEBRON JAMES CALLS PRESIDENT TRUMP A BUM ON TWITTER IN RESPONSE TO HIS COMMENTS ON FELLOW NBA PLAYER STEPH CURRY
 

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