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  • U.S.
    Friday Sep 24, 1869

    Black Friday

    Panic of 1869

    U.S.
    Friday Sep 24, 1869

    For centuries, the adjective "black" has been applied to days upon which calamities occurred. Many events have been described as "Black Friday", although the most significant such event in American History was the Panic of 1869, which occurred when financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk took advantage of their connections with the Grant Administration in an attempt to corner the gold market. When President Grant learned of this manipulation, he ordered the Treasury to release a large supply of gold, which halted the run and caused prices to drop by eighteen percent. Fortunes were made and lost in a single day, and the president's own brother-in-law, Abel Corbin, was ruined.




  • Beijing, China
    Sunday Sep 24, 1905

    Xinhai Revolution

    Beijing Zhengyangmen East Railway Assassination Attempt

    Beijing, China
    Sunday Sep 24, 1905

    Wu Yue of Guangfuhui carried out an assassination attempt at the Beijing Zhengyangmen East Railway station in an attack on five Qing officials on 24 September 1905.




  • Ḷḷuarca, Valdés, Asturias, Spain
    Sunday Sep 24, 1905

    Severo Ochoa

    Ochoa's birth

    Ḷḷuarca, Valdés, Asturias, Spain
    Sunday Sep 24, 1905

    Ochoa was born in Luarca (Asturias), Spain. His father was Severo Manuel Ochoa, (who he was named after), a lawyer and businessman,and his mother was Carmen de Albornoz.




  • Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Sunday Sep 24, 1911

    Xinhai Revolution

    The Literary Society and Progressive Association Convened a Conference In Wuchang

    Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei, China
    Sunday Sep 24, 1911

    On 24 September, the Literary Society and Progressive Association convened a conference in Wuchang, along with sixty representatives from local New Army units. During the conference, they established a headquarters for the uprising. The leaders of the two organizations, Jiang Yiwu and Sun Wu, were elected as commander and chief of staff. Initially, the date of the uprising was to be 6 October 1911. It was postponed to a later date due to insufficient preparations.




  • Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 24, 1936

    Jimmy Hoffa

    Marriage

    Bowling Green, Ohio, U.S.
    Thursday Sep 24, 1936

    Hoffa married Josephine Poszywak, an 18-year-old Detroit laundry worker of Polish heritage, in Bowling Green, Ohio, on September 24, 1936; the couple had met during a non-unionized laundry workers' strike action six months earlier.




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    John F. Kennedy

    Joined the United States Naval Reserve

    U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    On September 24, 1941, with the help of the director of the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)—who was the former naval attaché to Joseph Kennedy—Kennedy joined the United States Naval Reserve.




  • London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    Atlantic Charter

    Subsequent meeting of the Inter-Allied Council

    London, England, United Kingdom
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1941

    The Allied nations and leading organisations quickly and widely endorsed the Charter. At the subsequent meeting of the Inter-Allied Council in London on 24 September 1941, the governments in exile of Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, and Yugoslavia, as well as the Soviet Union, and representatives of the Free French Forces, unanimously adopted adherence to the common principles of policy set forth in the Atlantic Charter.


  • Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Monday Sep 24, 1945

    Ho Chi Minh

    The call for a General Strike

    Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    Monday Sep 24, 1945

    In Saigon, with violence between rival Vietnamese factions and French forces increasing, the British commander, General Sir Douglas Gracey, declared martial law. On 24 September, the Việt Minh leaders responded with a call for a general strike.


  • Palestine
    Friday Sep 24, 1948

    David Ben-Gurion

    Killing 23 Israeli soldiers

    Palestine
    Friday Sep 24, 1948

    On 24 September, an incursion made by the Palestinian irregulars in the Latrun sector (killing 23 Israeli soldiers) precipitated the debate.


  • China
    Friday Sep 24, 1948

    Chinese Civil War

    Jinan and Shandong Captured

    China
    Friday Sep 24, 1948

    Following a fierce battle, the CPC captured Jinan and Shandong province on 24 September 1948.


  • White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Sep 24, 1955

    Richard Nixon

    President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack

    White House, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Saturday Sep 24, 1955

    On September 24, 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack; his condition was initially believed to be life-threatening. Eisenhower was unable to perform his duties for six weeks. The 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution had not yet been proposed, and the Vice President had no formal power to act. Nonetheless, Nixon acted in Eisenhower's stead during this period, presiding over Cabinet meetings and ensuring that aides and Cabinet officers did not seek power.


  • Algeria
    Tuesday Sep 24, 1957
    5 AM

    Algerian War

    the 1e REP commanded by Colonel Pierre Jeanpierre sealed off Rue Caton and raided Yacef's hideout

    Algeria
    Tuesday Sep 24, 1957
    5 AM

    At 5am on 24 September the 1e REP commanded by Colonel Pierre Jeanpierre sealed off Rue Caton and raided Yacef's hideout at No. 3. Yacef and Zohra Drif hid in a wall cavity, but this was soon located by the French troops. Yacef threw a grenade at the French troops but they were eager to take him alive and he and Zohra Drif eventually surrendered. Across the street at No 4, Ali La Pointe escaped the French cordon and went to another safe-house in the Casbah.


  • Basra, Iraq
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1980

    Iran–Iraq War

    The Iranian Navy Attack

    Basra, Iraq
    Wednesday Sep 24, 1980

    On 24 September, the Iranian Navy attacked Basra, Iraq, destroying two oil terminals near the Iraqi port Faw, which reduced Iraq's ability to export oil. The Iranian ground forces (primarily consisting of the Revolutionary Guard) retreated to the cities, where they set up defences against the invaders.


  • The Persian Gulf
    Thursday Sep 24, 1987

    Iran–Iraq War

    Capturing Iran Ajr

    The Persian Gulf
    Thursday Sep 24, 1987

    On 24 September, US Navy SEALS captured the Iranian mine-laying ship Iran Ajr, a diplomatic disaster for the already isolated Iranians.


  • Kosovo
    Thursday Sep 24, 1998

    Kosovo War

    NATO issued an "activation warning"

    Kosovo
    Thursday Sep 24, 1998

    On 24 September the North Atlantic Council (NAC) of NATO issued an "activation warning" taking NATO to an increased level of military preparedness for both a limited air option and a phased air campaign in Kosovo.


  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    Dwayne Johnson

    Unforgiven (2000)

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    The Rock had another successful title defense against Benoit, Kane and The Undertaker, on September 24, at Unforgiven.


  • Serbia
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    Slobodan Milošević

    The 2000 Presidential Election

    Serbia
    Sunday Sep 24, 2000

    Ironically, Milošević lost his grip on power by losing in elections he scheduled prematurely (that is, before the end of his mandate) and that he did not even need to win in order to retain power, which was centered in the parliaments that his party and its associates controlled. In the five-man presidential race held on 24 September 2000, Milošević was defeated in the first round by opposition leader Vojislav Koštunica, who won slightly more than 50% of the vote.


  • Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 24, 2009

    PlayStation

    There have been more than 600 million downloads from the PlayStation Store worldwide

    Tokyo, Japan
    Thursday Sep 24, 2009

    The PlayStation Store is an online virtual market available to users of the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Portable game consoles via the PlayStation Network. The store uses both physical currency and PlayStation Network Cards. The PlayStation Store's gaming content is updated every Tuesday and offers a range of downloadable content both for purchase and available free of charge. Available content includes full games, add-on content, playable demos, themes and game and movie trailers. The service is accessible through an icon on the XMB on the PS3 and PSP. The PS3 store can also be accessed on the PSP via a Remote Play connection to the PS3. The PSP store is also available via the PC application, Media Go. As of September 24, 2009, there have been more than 600 million downloads from the PlayStation Store worldwide.


  • Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 24, 2012

    Google LLC

    Google Launched Google For Entrepreneurs

    Mountain View, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 24, 2012

    On September 24, 2012, Google launched Google for Entrepreneurs, a largely not-for-profit business incubator providing startups with co-working spaces known as Campuses, with assistance to startup founders that may include workshops, conferences, and mentorships.


  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

    Zlatan Ibrahimović

    Ibrahimović Had Extended His Contract With PSG

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

    On 24 September, it was announced that Ibrahimović had extended his contract with PSG, which would see him stay at the club until 2016.


  • Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

    Nintendo

    Panasonic stake purchase

    Kadoma, Osaka, Japan
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2013

    On 25 September 2013, Nintendo announced it had purchased a 28% stake in a Panasonic spin-off company called PUX Corporation. The company specializes in face and voice recognition technology, with which Nintendo intends to improve the usability of future game systems. Nintendo has also worked with this company in the past to create character recognition software for a Nintendo DS touchscreen. After announcing a 30% dive in profits for the April to December 2013 period, president Satoru Iwata announced he would take a 50% pay-cut, with other executives seeing reductions by 20%–30%.


  • Germany
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    Angela Merkel

    2017 National Elections

    Germany
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    In the 2017 election, Merkel led her party to victory for the fourth time. Both CDU/CSU and SPD received a significantly lower proportion of the vote than they did in the 2013 election, and attempted to form a coalition with the FDP and Greens. The collapse of these talks led to stalemate. The German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier subsequently appealed successfully to the SPD to change their hard stance and to agree a 3rd grand coalition with the CDU/CSU.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    Donald Trump

    Presidential Proclamation 9645

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Sunday Sep 24, 2017

    The temporary order was replaced by Presidential Proclamation 9645 on September 24, 2017, which permanently restricts travel from the originally targeted countries except Iraq and Sudan, and further bans travelers from North Korea and Chad, along with certain Venezuelan officials. After lower courts partially blocked the new restrictions, the Supreme Court allowed the September version to go into full effect on December 4, and ultimately upheld the travel ban in a June 2019 ruling.


  • Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 24, 2018

    MacOS

    MacOS 10.14 Mojave

    Cupertino, California, U.S.
    Monday Sep 24, 2018

    MacOS 10.13 High Sierra successor, macOS 10.14 Mojave, was released in 2018, adding a dark user interface option and a dynamic wallpaper setting.


  • New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

    Jacinda Ardern

    Attending the UN General Assembly

    New York, U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

    On 24 September, Ardern became the first female head of government to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting with her infant present. Her address to the General Assembly on 27 September praised the United Nations for its multilateralism, expressed support for the world's youth, and called for immediate attention to the effects and causes of climate change, for the equality of women, and for kindness as the basis for action.


  • Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

    Donald Trump

    Formal Impeachment inquiry

    Washington D.C., U.S.
    Tuesday Sep 24, 2019

    After the whistleblower complaint became known in September 2019, House speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated a formal impeachment inquiry on September 24. The Trump administration subsequently released a memorandum of the July 25 phone call, confirming that after Zelensky mentioned purchasing American anti-tank missiles, Trump asked Zelensky to investigate and to discuss these matters with Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and Attorney General William Barr. According to the testimony of multiple administration officials and former officials, the events were part of a broader effort to further Trump's personal interests by giving him an advantage in the upcoming presidential election.


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