September 24th

2007
United Auto Workers walked off the job at GM plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976. (A tentative pact ended the walkout two days later.).
Canadian Auto Workers
1996
The United States and the world's other major nuclear powers signed a treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.
Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
1991
Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, died at age 87.
Dr. Seuss
1976
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery.
Patty Hearst
1973
Guinea-Bissau gains independence. Guinea-Bissau declared its independence from Portugal. The declaration was recognized almost a year later on September 10, 1974.
Guinea-Bissau War of Independence
1969
The trial of the "Chicago Eight," radical antiwar and counterculture activists accused of conspiring to incite riots at the 1968 Democratic convention, began.
Chicago Seven
1968
'60 Minutes' premiered on CBS.
60 Minutes
1960
The Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
1957
Camp Nou, a stadium that seats over 99,000 opens its doors for football fans. Situated in Barcelona, Spain, it is the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world.
Camp Nou
1950
'Operation Magic Carpet' - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel.
Operation Magic Carpet (Yemen)
1948
Honda Motor Company is founded by Soichiro Honda. The automobile manufacturer is also the world's largest producer of motorcycles.
Soichiro Honda
1896
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minn.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1877
Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.
Battle of Shiroyama
1869
Black Friday in the United States. A group of speculators headed by James Fisk and Jay Gould started hoarding gold, which led to high gold prices. The US Treasury under the orders of President Ulysses S. Grant sold a large amount of gold leading to a plummet in gold prices within the span of minutes.
Black Friday (1869)
1789
US Congress Adopts the Judiciary Act of 1789. The act was passed by the first Congress of the United States. It created the US federal judiciary including the Supreme Court.
Judiciary Act of 1789
1755
John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States, was born in Germantown, Virginia.
John Marshall
1180
Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.