Saturday, September 24, 2011

24th of September

Today is the 267th day of the year with 98 days that are remaining until the new year.

622 - Prophet Muhammad completes his hijra, or journey from Mecca to Medina.

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.

1852 - The first airship, powered by a steam engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles from Paris to Trappes in France.

1877 - Battle of Siroyama occurs, as a decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.

1906 - President Theodore Roosevelt, proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming, as the nation's first National Monument.

1935 - Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights in Columbia, Mississippi.

1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded.

1957 - Dwight D. Eisenhower, sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas in order to enforce desegregation.

1968 - 60 Minutes, makes its television debut on CBS.

1979 - Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.

1990 - Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.  These are storms on the planet that can be seen from our home world.

1996 - President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

2008 - The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, is topped off at 1,389 feet (423 m), at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level. 

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