Today is Sunday, September 24, 2017.
1717 Horace Walpole, English writer
1755 John Marshall Supreme Court Chief Justice
1844 M. N”ther --1921
1870 Georges Claude, inventor of the neon light.
1896 F. Scott Fitzgerald
1921 Jim McKay
1924 Sheila MacRae
1931 Anthony Newley
1936 Jim Hensen, who made Kermit & Miss Piggy what they are today.
1941 Linda McCartney
1948 Phil Hartman
1789 Congress creates the Post Office.
1845 1st baseball team is organized.
1852 A new invention, the dirigible, is demonstrated.
1853 1st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt).
1869 Black Friday: crashing gold prices causes stock market panic.
1895 1st round-the-world trip by a woman on a bicycle (took 15 months
1929 Lt James H Doolittle guided a Consolidated N-Y-2 Biplane over Mitchell Field in NY in the 1st all-instrument flight
1934 Babe Ruth makes his farewell appearance as a baseball player
1941 Nine Allied govts pledged adherence to the Atlantic Charter
1954 "The Tonight Show" premieres.
1957 Eisenhower orders US troops to desegregate Little Rock schools
1960 USS Enterprise, 1st nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, launched
1963 Senate ratifies treaty with Britain & USSR limit nuclear testing
1979 CompuServe system starts, first public computer info service.
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