Return Today in the History of World Political and Social Leaders: World Events Return

SEPTEMBER 24

Icon
Icon
Cambodia: Constitution and Coronation Day
(Commemoration of the re-coronation of King Sihanouk: 9/23/1993)
Cambodia Official Website of Cambodia
New Caledonia: New Caledonia Day
(Commemoration of the French claim on New Caledonia: 09/24/1853)
New Caledonia Lonely Planet
Republic of Guinea-Bissau: Independence Day
(Commemoration of independence declared on 9/24/1973)
Republic of Guinea-Bissau U.S. Department of State
South Africa: Heritage Day (Recognition of South African culture observed since 09/24/1995 ) South Africa U.S. Department of State Government of South Africa
Trinidad Tobago: Republic Day Trinidad Tobago Government of Trinidad-Tobago
1625 Johan de Witt (Dutch Statesman, Political Leader of Holland: 1653-72) Dutch Political and Social Leaders
1755 John Marshall (Virginia-born Congressman, Secretary of State, 4th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court) Virginia Political and Social Leaders U.S. Congress U.S. Government U.S. Supreme Court
1827 Henry Slocum (New York-born Civil War Union General) Henry Slocum American Civil War
1898 Robert Blue (Governor of Iowa) Iowa Political and Social Leaders
1911 Konstantin Chernenko (Soviet Union President)  Konstantin Chernenko Soviet Political and Social Leaders
1934 Arne Carlson (New York City-born 37th Governor of Minnesota) New York City-born Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Political and Social Leaders Minnesota Historical Society
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1919 William Harrell Felton (Georgia-born Doctor, Politician, Minister) Georgia Political and Social Leaders Medicine Religion University of Georgia
Icon
Icon
622 The Prophet Muhammad Completes His Flight from Mecca to Medina to Escape Persecution Saudi Arabia Prophet Muhammad History Channel
1789 Congress Creates the U.S. Supreme Court and Office of the Attorney General U.S. Congress U.S. Supreme Court The Attorney General of the United States History Channel
1862 President Lincoln Suspends Writ of Habeas Corpus for Disloyal Rebels and Insurgents Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Habeas Corpus Lincoln Logs
Large Crowd with Band and Speeches Serenades President Lincoln in Honor of the Emancipation Proclamation Abraham Lincoln Slavery Emancipation Proclamation Lincoln Logs
1863 President Issues Proclamation Opening Port of Alexandria, Virginia Alexandria, Virginia Abraham Lincoln American Civil War Lincoln Logs
1877 The Satsuma Rebellion of Discontented Samurai Is Crushed by Conscript Army Forces in Japan Japan Asian History
1890 Mormon Church Formally Renounces Polygamy The Mormon Church History Channel
1914 Germans Occupy St. Mihiel in Alsace-Lorraine Area Germany France World War I Humanities Web
1918 Bulgaria Seeks Ceasefire with the Allied Powers Bulgaria World War I History Channel
1941 The Japanese Government Instructs Its Consul in Hawaii to Identify the Locations of U.S Battleships at Pearl Harbor Japan Hawaii Naval Military History Pearl Harbor History Channel
1948 Mildred Gillars Pleads Innocent as Nazi Radio Propagandist ''Axis Sally'' Nazi Germany Propaganda Radio War Crimes World War II
1952 Eisenhower and Nixon Meet in Wheeling, West Virginia to Determine If Nixon Will Remain as the Republican Candidate for Vice President Wheeling, West Virginia Dwight Eisenhower Richard Nixon The American Presidency The Republican Party West Virginia State Archives
1955 President Eisenhower Suffers a Heart Attack While On Vacation in Denver Colorado Dwight Eisenhower The American Presidency The Heart New York Times
1852 Henri Giffard First Demonstrates the Dirigible with Flight from Paris to Trappe France Aviation Historic Firsts Center for the Study of Technology and Society
1964 President Johnson Receives a Copy of the Warren Commission Report on the Assassination of President Kennedy Assasination of President Kennedy President Lyndon Johnson History U.S. Documents History Channel
1966 Hurricane Inez Causes Mudslides and Floods on the Island of Guadeloupe, Killing 23 People and Nearly Destroying the Island's Banana Crop Guadaloupe Hurricane Death History Channel
1969 Chicago 8 Go On Trial for Demonstrations During the Democratic National Convention The Chicago 8 Presidential Conventions Law and Legal Resources New York Times
1973 Portuguese Guinea Declares Independence from Portugal Guinea-Bissau Portugal U.S. Department of State
1980 Iraqi Planes Bomb Iran, Setting Afire Kharg Island Crude Oil Export Terminal Iraq Iran Aviation Military History War Middle East History BBC
1981 Armenian Terrorists Storm French Consulate in Turkey: 1 killed, hostages taken Turkey Armenia France Terrorism Death
1987 South Africa's Congress of Traditional Leaders Is Launched South African Government South African History
1990 South African President F. W. de Klerk Arrives in the U.S. to Try to Convince President George Bush to Remove Economic Sanctions F. W. de Klerk President George Bush Apartheid Economics South African History
Winnie Mandela Is Formally Charged with Four Counts of Kidnapping and of Assault South African Political and Social Leaders Nelson Mandela Crime South African History
1993 Nelson Mandela Asks That World Economic Sanctions Be Lifted Against South Africa South African Government Nelson Mandela Apartheid Economics Canadian Broadcast Corporation
Norodom Sihanouk Is Reinstalled as King of Cambodia Cambodian Political and Social Leaders Asian History
1995 Israel Vacates the West Bank After Three Decades of Occupation Israel Middle East History New York Times
1996 President Clinton Signs Comprehensive Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons & Testing Bill Clinton Nuclear Weapons Control The Cold War World History New York Times
2000 Citizens of the Yugoslavia Federation Hold First Democratic Presidential Elections Yugoslavia Elections Television News Archive
2009 United Nations Security Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Enouraging All Nations to Dismantle Nuclear Arsenals United Nations Nuclear Weapons National Public Radio

Have an item you would like for us to add? Let us know!

Click Here! E-mail