Highlights of this day in history: Patricia Hearst gets prison time; Author F. Scott Fitzgerald born; ’60 Minutes’ premieres in 1968; Baseball’s Dodgers play last Brooklyn game in 1957; Muppets creator Jim Henson born; Children’s author Dr. Seuss dies.
In 2011, September 24th is the first full day of Fall.
September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year.
Other notables for September 24:
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.
1979 – Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.
1914 – World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.
1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.
2008 – The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), becoming the world’s highest residence above ground-level to date.
2009 – First use of a Long Range Acoustic Device LRAD to disperse a crowd in U.S. history. It occurs near the G20 summit in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.
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