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9/24/2020 12:01:00 AM
Today In History - September 24
Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth

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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:

Historical Events

  • 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


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Famous Birthdays

  • 1501 - Girolamo Cardano, Italy, mathematician/astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)
  • 1755 - John Marshall, Germantown Virginia, 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)
  • 1896 - F Scott Fitzgerald, St Paul Minn, author (Great Gatsby), (d. 1940)
  • 1898 - Howard Florey, Adelaide Aust, pathologist/phamacologist; purified penicillin (Nobel '45), (d. 1968)
  • 1902 - Ayatollah Khomeini [Ruhollah Khomeini], Supreme leader of Iran (1979-89), religious figure, and political leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989)
  • 1930 - John Watts Young, astronaut (Gem 3 10, Apol 10 16, STS 1 9), born in San Franciso, California
  • 1936 - Jim Henson, Greenville Miss, muppeteer (Sesame Street, Muppet Show), (d. 1990)
  • 1948 - Phil Hartman, Brantford Ontario, actor (SNL, Peewee's Playhouse)

Famous Weddings

  • 1487 - Founder of Sikhism Guru Nanak marries Mata Sulakkhani in Batala
  • 1948 - American Major League Baseball outfielder Ty Cobb (61) weds Frances Cass (40)
  • 1953 - Singer Dick Haymes (35) weds Hollywood actress Rita Hayworth (34) at The Sands hotel-casino in Las Vegas
  • 1964 - Actress Jayne Mansfield (31) weds film producer and director Matt Cimber in Mulege, Baja California Sur, Mexico
  • 1993 - Beverly Hills 90210 star Shannen Doherty (Brenda) weds Ashley Hamilton
  • 2004 - Former "Baywatch" actor Michael Bergin (35) weds makeup artist Joy Tilk (34) at Hanalei Bay Resort in Kauai, Hawaii
  • 2005 - Actor Ashton Kutcher (34) weds actress Demi Moore (49) in Beverly Hills, California
  • 2005 - "30 Minute Meals" TV host Rachael Ray (37) weds "The Cringe" lead singer John Cusimano in Montalcino, Italy
  • 2005 - "King of Queens" actor-comedian Patton Oswalt (36) weds writer Michelle McNamara in Los Angeles
  • 2011 - Model and actress Molly Sims (38) weds film producer Scott Stuber at Frank Caferatta Vineyards in Napa, California
  • 2012 - "Sugar Ray" singer Mark McGrath (44) weds longtime love Carin Kingsland (39) at San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

  • 1541 - Philippus A Paracelsus, Swiss physician/alchemist, dies at 47
  • 1968 - Robert Arthur Ley, sci-fi author (Telepath, Power of X), dies at 47
  • 1975 - Clive Morton, actor (Goodbye Mr Chips, Moonraker), dies at 71
  • 1975 - Ian Hunter, actor (Sir Richard-Robin Hood), dies at 75
  • 1978 - Ruth Etting, US dancer/singer (Ziegfeld Follies), dies at 80
  • 1981 - Patsy Kelly, actress (Brigid Murphy-Cop & the Kid), dies at 71
  • 1982 - Sarah Churchill, actress (Royal Wedding, Spring Meeting), dies at 67
  • 1991 - Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss), children's author, dies of cancer at 87

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