9/24/2020 12:01:00 AM Today In History - September 24
Reprinted By Permission From OnThisDay.com
Today in History in 1493 Columbus’ second expedition to the New World; in 1924 Boston, Massachusetts opened its airport; and in 1934 fans numbering 2,500 came out to see Babe Ruth’s farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium.
Our On This Day in history archives contains over 200,000 events, birthdays and deaths from 6,000 years of history. Here is a roundup of a few of them:
1493 - Columbus' 2nd expedition to New World
1789 - US Congress establishes Post Office Department following the new constitution
1924 - Boston, Massachusetts, opens its airport
1934 - 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth's farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium
1948 - The Honda Motor Company is founded.
1954 - Tonight Show premieres on NBC (Johnny takes over 8 years later)
1958 - Donna Reed Show premieres on ABC
1964 - "Munsters" premieres on TV
1968 - "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS-TV
1976 - Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst sentenced to 7 years for her part in a 1974 bank robbery. Released after 22 months by President Jimmy Carter
1982 - Tennis great Bjorn Borg retires at 26
1988 - Carl Lewis runs world record 100m (9.92 sec)
1996 - U.S. President Bill Clinton signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.
2007 - "The Big Bang Theory" created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady and starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco premieres on CBS