September 24: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

Learn about the most intriguing events and historical facts that occurred on September 24th throughout history. The 267th day of the Gregorian calendar is September 24th. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially repudiated polygamy after Congress passed the Justice Act, which established the position of Attorney General and the federal judiciary system.

The 24th of September falls under the sign of Libra. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jim Henson, and Nia Vardalos all have famous birthdays. It’s National Cherries Jubilee Day today.


(September 24, 1906)
Theodore Roosevelt declares Devils Tower in Wyoming to be the country's first national monument. photo source:


(September 24, 1960)
The Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched by the United States. photo source:

(September 24, 1973)
Guinea-Bissau Independence Day.

(September 24, 1995)
Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle feature in the British miniseries Pride and Prejudice, which received very high acclaim upon its TV debut. photo source:

(September 24, 2014)
India is the first Asian country to reach Mars orbit, and the first country in the world to do it on its first attempt, thanks to the Mars Orbiter Mission. photo source:

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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