September 24: Day of the Week
September 24, 2020 is the 268th day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the September calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Libra is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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September 24 Historical Event(s)
- 1789The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.
- 1853Admiral Despointes formally takes possession of New Caledonia in the name of France.
- 1869“Black Friday”: Gold prices plummet after Ulysses S. Grant orders the Treasury to sell large quantities of gold after Jay Gould and James Fisk plot to control the market.
- 1914World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins.
- 1960USS Enterprise, the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
- 1979Compu-Serve launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.
- 1990Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn.
- 1996Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
- 2005Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.
- 2009The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.
Who were born on September 24?
- 1583Albrecht von Wallenstein, Austrian general (d. 1634)
- 1705Leopold Josef Graf Daun, Austrian field marshal (d. 1766)
- 1880Sarah Knauss, Oldest lived American to date (d. 1999)
- 1893Blind Lemon Jefferson, blues singer and guitarist from Texas (d. 1929)
- 1922Jack Costanzo, American percussionist
- 1924Nina Bocharova, Soviet gymnast
- 1932Dominique Michel, Canadian comedian
- 1946Jerry Donahue, American guitarist and producer, member of Fotheringay, Fairport Convention and The Hellecasters
- 1980John Arne Riise, Norwegian footballer
- 1982Morgan Hamm, American gymnast
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