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History Events on September 24

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty
Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.


Provisional Government of Belgium
A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium.


Japan Airlines Flight 472 (1972)
Japan Airlines Flight 472 lands at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.


Black Friday (1869)
Gold prices plummet after President Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.


Mars Orbiter Mission
The Mars Orbiter Mission makes India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.


Mexican-American War
Mexican-American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey.


The Honda Motor Company is founded.


Impeachment of Donald Trump
An impeachment inquiry is initiated by the United States House of Representatives against President Donald Trump.


Jimmy Doolittle
Jimmy Doolittle performs the first flight without a window, proving that full instrument flying from take off to landing is possible.


Auguste Febvrier Despointes
Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.


Thabo Mbeki
Thabo Mbeki resigns as president of South Africa


Norodom Sihanouk
The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king.


USS Enterprise (CVN-65)
USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.


X Article
The top-secret Clifford-Elsey Report on the Soviet Union is delivered to President Truman.


1890 Manifesto
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy.


Henri Giffard
The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes.


Manuel I Komnenos
Manuel I Komnenos, the last Byzantine Emperor of the Komnenian restoration, dies.


Battle of Shiroyama
The Battle of Shiroyama is a decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion.


HMA No. 1
His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness.


Second Council of Nicaea
Second Council of Nicaea: The council assembles at the church of Hagia Sophia.


Battle of Rowton Heath
The Battle of Rowton Heath is a Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles.


Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.


1975 British Mount Everest Southwest Face expedition
Southwest Face expedition members become the first persons to reach the summit of Mount Everest by any of its faces, instead of using a ridge route.


Judiciary Act of 1789
The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act, creating the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordering the composition of the Supreme Court.


Little Rock Nine
President Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne Division to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.


Hurricane Rita
Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.


At least 1,100 people are killed and another 934 wounded after a stampede during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing at least 327 people.
The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance.
Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.
The Chinchaga fire in western Canada becomes the largest recorded fire in North American history, sending smoke all the way to Europe.
Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong.
Earl and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights.
Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables).
Racial tensions exacerbated by rumors lead to the Atlanta Race Riot, further increasing racial segregation.
U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.
The Sultanate of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.
Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.