September 24th

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
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
Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, died at age 87.
Dr. Seuss
Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery.
Patty Hearst
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
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
'60 Minutes' premiered on CBS.
60 Minutes
The Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
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
'Operation Magic Carpet' - all Jews from Yemen move to Israel.
Operation Magic Carpet (Yemen)
Honda Motor Company is founded by Soichiro Honda. The automobile manufacturer is also the world's largest producer of motorcycles.
Soichiro Honda
Author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minn.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.
Battle of Shiroyama
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)
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
John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States, was born in Germantown, Virginia.
John Marshall
Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.