Thursday, October 6, 2022 (Week 40)

September 24 in History

What happened on September 24 in history?

A chronological timetable of historical events that occurred on september 24 in history. Historical facts of the day in the areas of military, politics, science, music, sports, arts, entertainment and more. Discover what happened on september 24 in history.

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2009
LRAD (Long Range Acoustic Device) “sonic cannon,” a non-lethal device that utilizes intense sound, is used in the United States for the first time, to disperse protestors at the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, Penn.
2005
Hurricane Rita, the 4th-most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded, comes ashore in Texas causing extensive damage there and in Louisiana, which had devastated by Hurricane Katrina less than a month earlier.
1996
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty signed by representatives of 71 nations at the UN; at present, five key nations have signed but not ratified it and three others have not signed.
1993
Sihanouk is reinstalled as king of Cambodia.
1979
CompuServe (CIS) offers one of the first online services to consumers; it will dominate among Internet service providers for consumers through the mid-1990s.
1970
The Soviet Luna 16 lands, completing the first unmanned round trip to the moon.
1969
The “Chicago Eight,” charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intent to incite a riot, go on trial for their part in the mayhem during the 1968 Democratic Party National Convention in the “Windy City.”
1962
The University of Mississippi agrees to admit James Meredith as the first black university student, sparking more rioting.
1960
The Enterprise, the first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
1957
President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops into Little Rock, Arkansas, to protect nine black students entering its newly integrated high school.
1956
The first transatlantic telephone cable system begins operation.
1947
The World Women’s Party meets for the first time since World War II.
1930
Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives opens in London starring Gertrude Lawrence and Coward himself.
1929
The first flight using only instruments is completed by U.S. Army pilot James Doolittle.
1915
Bulgaria mobilizes troops on the Serbian border.
1914
In the Alsace-Lorraine area between France and Germany, the German Army captures St. Mihiel.
1904
Sixty-two die and 120 are injured in head-on train collision in Tennessee.
1862
President Abraham Lincoln suspends the writ of habeas corpus against anyone suspected of being a Southern sympathizer.
1842
Branwell Bronte, the brother of the Bronte sisters and the model for Hindley Earnshaw in Emily’s novel Wuthering Heights, dies of tuberculosis. Emily and Anne die the same year.
1789
Congress passes the Judiciary Act of 1789, establishing a strong federal court system with the powers it needs to ensure the supremacy of the Constitution and federal law. The new Supreme Court will have a chief justice and five associate justices.
1788
After having been dissolved, the French Parliament of Paris reassembles in triumph.