September 24: What Happened on This Day in History (Elementary Level)?
(Page last edited 10/12/2017)
- 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.
- 1852 - The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.
- 1950 - Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A blue moon is seen as far away as Europe.
- 1957 - President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
- 1990 - Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
- Famous Birthdays: John Marshall (4th Chief Justice of the United States), Franklin Clarence Mars (Founder of Mars, Incorporated), F. Scott Fitzgerald (American novelist), Jim Henson (American puppeteer), Robert Irvine (English celebrity chef)
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