Welcome to a new little bit of fun. Ever wonder what happened on this day in the past? Were there any major events or minor ones that you remember? Well here are a few events that have happened on September 24th throughout history.
1789: The Judiciary Act of 1789 is passed by Congress and signed by President George Washington, establishing the Supreme Court of the United States as a tribunal made up of six justices who were to serve on the court until death or retirement.
1908: The first factory-built Ford Model T was completed which became affectionately known as the Tin Lizzie.
1938: Russia and Germany carve up Czechoslovakia. Both countries give warnings to Poland, Great Britain and France to stay out of the area and not to send troops near Czechoslovakia or it would be considered an act of war.
1941: The Japanese consul in Hawaii is instructed to divide Pearl Harbor into five zones and calculate the number of battleships in each zone and report findings back to Japan which was then used in the planning of the Pearl Harbor attacks.
1960: The USS Enterprise becomes the world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier. The USS Enterprise is still part of the US Navy but is scheduled for decommissioning in 2014. The USS Enterprise holds the record for the longest naval vessel in the world.
1961: The last episode of I Love Lucy aired. (in ode to Emilie)
1968: The investigative television newsmagazine program “60 Minutes” is shown for the first time on CBS.
1991: Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as “Dr. Seuss,” died in La Jolla, California, at age 87.
1998: New $20.00 bills entered into circulation to deter counterfeiters. The new anti-counterfeiting measures include the use of color-shifting ink and a watermark. The bill is also redesigned—the picture of the White House is changed to the north side view and a larger, off-center portrait of Jackson is used on the front.