September is the ninth month of the year in our modern-day Gregorian calendar. In older versions of the ancient Roman calendar, September was the seventh month of the year. It became the ninth month when January and February were added to the calendar.
September was originally september mensis, the seventh month of the year in the Roman calendar and consisted of 30 days. Its name was changed during the Julian calendar reform in 153 BCE to honor Julius Caesar.
According to Gregory calendar, the day number 365 in a year and if it is a leap year then the day number is 366. September 24 has its own special significance in India and world history.
In modern times, September has 30 days. September starts on the same day of the week as December every year.
Here you will find some important events that happened today in Indian and world History on September 24. Read on to know more about this day.
List of Important Historical events of 24 September:
- 1180: The Byzantine Empire was weakened by the death of Emperor Emmanuel I Komnoso (picture).
- 1493: Christopher Columbus begins a second expedition to discover the New World.
- 1645: The English Civil War — Royalists under the personal command of King Charles I — suffered a significant defeat at the Battle of Rowon Heath.
- 1688: France declares war against Germany.
- 1742: Boston’s Faneuville Hall opened to the public.
- 1748: Shah Rukh becomes the ruler of Greater Khorasan.
- 1788: The ‘Theater War’ began when the Danish-Norway army attacked Sweden.
- 1789: The First United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act of 1789, established the US federal judiciary and set the number of supreme judicial judges.
- 1829: Adrianopol’s peace treaty between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.
- 1852: French engineer Henri Gifdar makes the first airship voyage from Paris to the Trappes.
- 1853: The first provincial daily newspaper ‘Northern Daily Times’ is published in London.
- 1853: Northern Daily Times first provincial daily newspaper launched in London.
- 1853: Admiral Favrier Despoints formalized New Caledonia for France.
- 1861: Madame Bhikaji Cama, the principal leader of the nationalist movement in the Indian freedom struggle, was born.
- 1869: Black Friday: Fiske-gold scandal caused a financial crisis in the United States.
- 1877: The Imperial Japanese Army defeated Saigo Takamori and the Satsuma Clan Samurai at the Battle of Shiroama in Kagoshima, the decisive engagement of the Sagoma Rebellion.
- 1890: Wilford Woodruff, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, wrote the first draft of a manifesto, which officially ended the continuing practice of plural marriage.
- 1895: Annie Londonderry became the first woman in the world to cycle the world.
- 1903: Alfred Deakin becomes the second Prime Minister of Australia, after Edmund Barton, who stepped down to become the founding judge of the High Court of Australia.
- 1908: The first factory-built Ford Model T was completed. It became known as Tin Lizzie.
- 1911: His Majesty’s Airship No. 1, Britain’s first rigid airship, was wrecked by strong winds before its first flight at Barrow-in-Furnace.
- 1932: Poona Pack signed for the rights of untouchables at Yerwada Central Jail, Pune, between Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar.
- 1932: Bengal’s revolutionary nationalist Pritilata Wadeedar became the first woman to lay down her life for the country’s independence.
- 1937: The Battle of Pingjingguan begins.
- 1941: The Japanese Consulate in Hawaii is instructed to divide Pearl Harbor into five regions. This is to calculate the number of warships in each region. These findings were sent back to Japan which was then used in the planning of the Pearl Harbor attacks that forced the US into WW2.
- 1946: Cathay Pacific, Hong Kong’s De Facto InternationalFlag carrier airline, was founded by Roy Farrell and Sidneyde Kantzo.
- 1948: Honda Motor Company is established.
- 1957: Barcelona’s Camp Nou is currently the largest stadium in Europe with a seating capacity of 99,354.
- 1964: The Warren Commission releases its report, which concludes that Lee Harvey Oswald, US President John F. Acted alone in Kennedy’s assassination.
- 1975: Dougle Heston and Doug Scott become the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest on the Southwest Face Expedition facing any face.
- 1979: Ghana adopted the constitution.
- 1980: Iraqi planes bombed Iran’s Kharg Island crude oil export terminal. It is currently burning out of control, producing huge amounts of smoke and debris. The war is about sovereignty at the lower reaches of the Shatt-al-Arab waterway. It demarcates the border between Iraq and Iran.
- 1991: Jackie Mann released by Lebanese kidnappers after more than two years of imprisonment.
- 1992: American man Oba Chandler was arrested on charges of murder after a three-year-long murder in Tampa Bay, Florida.
- 1993: Cambodian monarch Norodom Sihanouk is elected as the king.
- 1996: Former US President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
- 1996: United Nations President Bill Clinton signs the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
- 2005: Informal reports from Hong Kong say that Shenzhou 6, the second Chinese manned spacecraft, is expected to be launched on 13 October. It will take two astronauts on a five-day mission.
- 2009: India’s first Chandrayaan-1 discovered water on the lunar surface.
- 2009: Iran announces that it has a second uranium enrichment plant. The Iranian government sent a letter to the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency detailing the existence of the second site.
- 2010: African Union appeals for funds to increase its military forces in Somalia from 8,000 to 20,000.
- 2011: NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite re-entered Earth’s atmosphere without incident. This has happened after more than 20 years in the classroom.
- 2012: Japan related books banned in China.
- 2012: Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Chikao Kawai, is sent to China to help improve relations between the two countries.
- 2013: A 7.7 magnitude earthquake killed 515 people in Baluchistan, Pakistan.
- 2013: In Bangladesh, high-paid workers go on strike. This halted work in many factories while hundreds of textile factories were completely shut down.
- 2014: ISRO’s satellite Mangalyaan successfully entered Mars orbit.
- 2014: ISRO’s Mars Orbiter Mission of India successfully entered the orbit of Mars.
- 622: Muhammad and his followers complete their eunuch from Mecca Himina to avoid religious persecution.