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1984Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights"

1683King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

1938Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title

1493Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World

1929Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight

2007Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University.

1932NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA

1991Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns

1988Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)

1995Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier

1996U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

1978Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic

1982Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26

1968NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack

1993Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia

1919Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey

1985Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice

1990South African President F W de Klerk meets US President Bush in Washington DC

1979Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time

1989Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic

19342,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

1953Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

1994National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar.

199731st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins

1789President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice

1961Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open

September 24th Historical Events
Date Event
312
Start of Imperial Indication 
366
Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope 
673
Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church 
787
2nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor 
1180
Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline. 
1493
Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World 
1537
Uprising in Lubeck fails 
1625
Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico 
1629
Jacques Specx appointed governor-general of Dutch-Indies 
1657
First autopsy & coroner's jury verdict is recorded in Maryland 
1664
Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English 
1683
King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America 
1688
France declares war on Germany 
1706
Treaty of Altranstädt: Charles XII of Sweden & August II of Saksen 
1742
Faneuil Hall, Boston, opens to public 
1776
First St Leger horesrace held at Doncaster 
1789
US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution 
1789
US Federal Judiciary Act is passed & creates a six-person Supreme Court 
1789
President George Washington nominates John Jay the 1st Chief Justice 
1789
US Attorney General Office is created 
1829
Russia & Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople 
1838
Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law 
1841
Britain obtains Sarawak from Brunei (James Brooke appointed Rajah) 
1850
Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England 
1852
Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st engine powered dirigible/airship flight with steam power 
1853
1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt) 
1853
France annexes New Caledonia 
1853
Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London 
1862
Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal 
1865
James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, SF 
1869
Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold 
1872
Franz Grillparzer's "Ein Bruderzwist in Habsburg" premieres in Vienna 
1877
Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion 
1881
Henry Morton Stanley signs contract with Congo monarch 
1883
National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky 
1884
Dixey, Rice & Gill's musical "Adonis" premieres in NYC 
1885
Five German warships depart to Zanzibar 
1889
Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder 
1890
President of Mormon Church in Salt Lake City issues a manifesto advising members that teaching & practice of polygamy should be abandoned 
1895
1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months) 
1902
Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of Red Circle" (BG) 
1903
Alfred Deakin succeeds Edmund Barton as Australia premier 
1903
Bill Bradley becomes 1st Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle 
1906
St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game 
1906
V Herbert & H Blossom's musical "Red Mill" premieres in NYC 
1906
Prince George of Greece, convinced that he can no longer serve the cause of Crete, resigns as High Commissioner 
1908
Robert B Rhoads becomes 1st Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1 
1916
Indians' Marty Kavanaugh, hits AL's 1st pinch-hit grand slam 
1919
Babe Ruth sets season homer mark at 28 off of Yankee Bob Shawkey 
1922
Nuremberg fusion congress USDP-SPD; picks Karl Kautsky 
1922
Roger Hornsby sets NL HR mark at 42 
1923
Premiere of 1st celluloid film "Das Leben auf dem Dorfe" (Berlin) 
1924
Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport 
1926
Cardinals clinch NL pennant by beating Giants 6-4 
1927
NHL's Toronto St Patricks become Maple Leafs 
1927
Yanks set record of 106 victories 
1928
Cohan/Lardner's musical "Elmer the Great" premieres in NYC 
1929
Lt James Doolittle guides a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in 1st all-instrument flight 
1929
Yanks Tom Zachary ends season 12-0 
1930
G Kaufman & M Hart's "Once in a Lifetime" premieres in NY 
1930
Noel Coward's "Private Lives" premieres in London 
1930
Portsmouth beats Brooklyn in 1st NFL game played under floodlights 
1931
Round-robin playoff among NYC's 3 major league teams, to raise money for unemployed, concludes with Brooklyn losing to both Giants & Yanks 
1932
NY Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt visits LA 
1934
2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium 
1934
Idle Detroit wins pennant, as Red Sox beat Yankees 5-0 
1935
Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi 
1938
Alice Marble wins her 2nd singles US tennis title 
1938
Don Budge becomes 1st tennis player to win a grand slam 
1940
Jimmy Foxx hits his 500th career HR 
1940
Luftwaffe bombs Spitfire factory in Southampton 
1941
Nine Allied governments pledge adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter 
1941
Bomb explosion in German headquarter in Hotel Continental in Kiev 
1943
Soviet forces reconquer Smolensk 
1946
Yanks set season attendance record of 2,309,029 besting 1929 Cubs 
1948
Mildred Gillars (Axis Sally), an American broadcaster employed by the Third Reich in Nazi Germany to proliferate propaganda during World War II, pleads not guilty to eight chargs of treason in Washington, DC 
1948
Yanks, Boston & Cleveland are tied for 1st place in AL (91-56) 
1948
The Honda Motor Company is founded. 
1950
"Operation Magic Carpet" - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel 
1951
Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England 
1951
USSR performs nuclear test 
1952
Dutch minister Dark sentences war criminal W Lages to death 
1952
Underwater volcano explodes under research vessel Kaiyo-maru-5 
1953
"Take a Giant Step," opens on Broadway 
1953
Rocky Marciano TKOs Roland LaStarza in 11 for heavyweight boxing title 
1954
Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later) 
1954
Yanks tie a record, 3 of their pinch hitters strike out in 1 inning 
1955
"Catch a Star" closes at Plymouth Theater NYC after 23 performances 
1955
US President Eisenhower suffers a heart attack on vacation in Denver 
1955
Washington Senators lose their 99th & 100th games of season 
1957
Brooklyn Dodgers play last game at Ebbets Field, defeat Pirates 2-0 
1957
President Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools 
1957
Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona. 
1958
Donna Reed Show premiers on ABC 
1958
1st welded aluminum girder highway bridge completed, Urbandale, Ia 
1960
International Development Association (UN agency) comes into existence 
1960
USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear power aircraft carrier, launched 
1961
Mickey Wright wins LPGA Sacramento Valley Golf Open 
1962
KWSU TV channel 10 in Pullman, WA (PBS) begins broadcasting 
1962
US Circuit Court of Appeals orders Meredith admitted to University of Miss 
1963
Idle Dodgers clinch their 2nd LA pennant as Cubs beat Cards 
1963
US Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limiting nuclear testing 
1964
"Munsters" premieres on TV 
1964
1st Minuteman II ICBM was tested 
1964
Ringo forms Brikley Building Company Ltd 
1964
Willi Stoph succeeds Otto Great as premier of German DR 
1965
Belgium Victor Leemans elected chairman of European Parliament 
1965
Saudi Arabian & Egyptian accord over Yemen 
1965
Stefan Stefanopoulos forms Greek government 
1966
-30] Hurricane Inez, kills 293 in Caribbean, Florida & Mexico 
1966
France performs nuclear test at Fangataufa Island 
1967
Cards Jim Bakken kicks 7 field goals vs Steelers 
1967
Sandra Haynie wins LPGA Mickey Wright Golf Invitational 
1968
"60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV 
1968
"That's Life" premieres-A Broadway musical type TV show 
1968
NY Met manager Gil Hodges suffers a heart attack 
1968
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1969
1st Elvis convention, 2500 fans attend in Cincinnati 
1969
NY Mets clinch NL East pennant 
1969
Ton Duc Thang elected president of North Vietnam 
1969
Trial of "Chicago 8" (protesters at Dem Natl Conv) begins 
1970
1st Automated return of lunar sample by Luna 16 
1970
Soviet Luna 16 lands on earth after 1st unmanned round trip to moon 
1971
90 Russian diplomats expelled from Britain for spying 
1971
Eyskens-Cools disbands Belgium parliament 
1971
Houston Astros beat SD Padres, 2-1, in 21 innings 
1972
Antique F86 Sabrejet fails to takeoff at air show, kills 22 
1972
Jack Tatum, Oakland, returns a fumble 104 yds vs Green Bay (rec) 
1972
NY Jet Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs Balt Colt (44-34) 
1973
Guinea-Bissau declares independence from Portugal 
1973
St Louis Cards Jim Bakken sets NFL record kicking 7 field goals 
1974
Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger, is 12th to get 3,000 hits 
1974
Clarence Jones of Kintetsu Buffaloes hits his 38th HR, 1st American to win a Japanese HR title 
1975
OPEC announces a 15% increase in government per barrel revenues 
1976
"Oh! Calcutta!" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 5959 performances 
1976
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by Pres Carter 
1977
"Estrada" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 7 performances 
1977
1st broadcast of "Love Boat" on ABC-TV 
1977
Ken Hinton of CFL British Columbia Lions returns a punt 130 yards 
1978
Donna Caponi Young/Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Ping Team Golf Classic 
1978
Dutch women hockey team wins world championship 
1978
Ron Guidry beats Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74 
1978
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1979
CompuServe began operation as 1st computer information service 
1979
Ghana adopts constitution 
1979
Pete Rose reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time 
1979
Russian ice skaters Protopopov & Beloussova ask for asylum in Switzerland 
1979
USSR performs nuclear test at Novaya Zemlya USSR 
1980
Braves join every NL team with 1,000,000+ attendance for this season 
1980
Iraqi troops cross Iran's border, encircling Abadan 
1981
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1982
Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26 
1982
US, Italian & French peacekeeping troops begin arriving in Lebanon 
1983
Braves Dale Murphy is 6th to hit 30 HRs & steal 30 bases in season 
1983
Test cricket debut of Shoaib Mohammad, son of Hanif, v India Jullundur 
1983
USSR performs underground nuclear test 
1984
Cubs clinch NL East title 
1984
Paul McCartney release "No More Lonely Nights" 
1985
Apollo Computer Inc lays off 300 employees 
1985
Fastest English Channel crossing by a relay team set (15h 30m) 
1985
Montreal Expo Andre Dawson is 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice 
1987
US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site 
1988
Barbara C Harris of Mass, elected 1st woman Episcopal bishop 
1988
Canada's Ben Johnson runs drug-assisted 100 m in 9.79 sec 
1988
Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec) 
1988
Dave Stieb has no-hitter broken up with 2 outs in the 9th 
1988
Jackie Joyner-Kersee of USA sets heptathlon woman's record (7,291) 
1989
28th Ryder Cup: US & Europe draw, 14-14 at The Belfry, England 
1989
Nancy Lopez wins LPGA Nippon Travel-MBS Golf Classic 
1990
East Germany leaves Warsaw Pact 
1990
South African President F W de Klerk meets US President Bush in Washington DC 
1990
Supreme Soviet gives approval to switch to free market 
1990
West German Pres Richard von Weizsaecker signs reunification treaty 
1990
Periodic Great White Spot observed on Saturn 
1990
Iraq invades the French and Dutch missions in Kuwait; French President Mitterrand called the action a violation of international law; a U.S. warship boards an Iraqi-flagged tanker bound for the port of Basrah 
1990
Saddam Hussein states his willingness to strike first and his intention to damage oil fields in the region if Iraq does strike 
1991
"Good & Evil" & "Sibs" premieres on ABC TV 
1991
After 3 year reign as AL champs, A's are eliminated from AL West 
1991
Deion Sanders, left Braves July 31 to report to NFL Falcons, returns 
1991
Robin Yount is 37th to hit 2,000 singles 
1992
John Jaha ties record of 11 teammates to steal 10 bases (Brewers) 
1992
Scott Stevens is named 5th Captain in NJ Devils history 
1992
Toronto's Dave Winfield, 40, is oldest player to reach 100-RBI 
1993
1st Israeli killed by Islamics after PLO signs peace accord 
1993
Norodom Sihanouk again installed as King of Cambodia 
1994
Parliamentary election in Ukraine 
1994
National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar. 
1995
31st Ryder Cup: Europe beats US, 14½-13½ at Oak Hill County Club (Rochester, New York, US) 
1995
Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA GHP Heartland Golf Classic 
1995
Emillio & Gloria Estefan's boat hits & kills a jet skiier 
1995
Volcano Mount Ruapehu (North Island, NZ) erupts 
1996
U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations. 
1997
31st Country Music Association Award: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood & George Strait wins 
1997
Drug kingpin Ramon Arellano Felix placed on FBI's 10 most-wanted list 
2001
Crude oil and petroleum products futures fall to their lowest levels in nearly two years amid fears that a recession will reduce energy demand 
2005
Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana. 
2007
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gives a controversial speech on the campus of Columbia University. 
2012
Books by Japanese authors or about Japan are suspended by Chinese bookstores 
2013
515 people are killed by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake in Balochistan, Pakistan 
2016
4 Dead in Shooting at Mall in Washington State, Police Say 
2016
Long a rival, Ted Cruz endorses Trump in US presidential race 
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