Events on Sep 24

  • 0312Start of Imperial Indication
  • 0366Liberius ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 0673Synod of Hertford opens; canons made for English Church
  • 07872nd Council of Nicaea (7th ecumenical council) opens in Asia Minor
  • 1625Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • 1629Jacques Specx appointed Governor-General of Dutch-Indies
  • 1664Dutch Fort Orange (Albany NY) surrenders to English
  • 1683King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America
  • 1688France declares war on German
  • 173221 homosexuality burned in South Horn
  • 1742Faneuil Hall opens to public
  • 17761st St. Leger horesrace held at Doncaster
  • 1776St. Leger horse race run for 1st time
  • 1789Congress creates Post Office
  • 1789Federal Judiciary Act is passed and creates a six-person Supreme Court
  • 1789President George Washington appointed John Jay the 1st Chief Justice
  • 1789US Attorney General Office is created
  • 1829Russia and Ottoman Empire sign Peace Treaty of Adrianople
  • 1838Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law
  • 1841Britain obtains Sarawak from Brunei (James Brooke appointed Rajah)
  • 18451st baseball team is organized
  • 1850Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
  • 1852Henri Giffard, a French engineer, makes 1st dirigible flight
  • 18531st round-the-world trip by yacht (Cornelius Vanderbilt)
  • 1853France annexes Caledonia
  • 1853Northern Daily Times, 1st provincial daily newspaper, starts in London
  • 1862Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal
  • 1864Battle of Pilot Knob, Missouri
  • 1864Invasion of MO by Price
  • 1865James Cooke walks tightrope from Cliff House to Seal Rocks, San Francisco

Born on Sep 24

  • 1501Girolamo Cardano: Italy -- Mathematician / Astrologer (Ars Magna-1545)
  • 1583Albrecht Eusebius Wenzel von Wallenstein: German General
  • 1625Johan de Witt: Statesman / advisor of Holland
  • 1667Jean-Louis Lully: Composer
  • 1717Horace Walpole: England, United Kingdom -- British horror writer (Cattle of Ontario)
  • 1739Grigorij A Potemkin: Monarch of Tauris / friend of Catherine II
  • 1748Philipp Meissner: Composer
  • 1755John Marshall: Virginia, United States -- 4th Supreme Court Chief Justice (1801-35)
  • 1762William Lisle Bowles: English poet (14 Sonnets)
  • 1773Johann Philipp Christian Schulz: Composer
  • 1806George Alexander Osborne: Composer
  • 1821Cyprian K Norwid: Polish painter / poet / playwright (Wanda)
  • 1824Truman Seymour: Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1891
  • 1825Frances E W Harper: Famous African
  • 1827Henry Warner Slocum: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1894
  • 1829James St Clair Morton: Brigadier General (Union volunteers), died in 1864
  • 1833Henry Alanson Barnum: Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)
  • 1848Pieter Louis Tak: Literary (The Chronicle)
  • 1859Julius Klengel: Cellist / composer
  • 1860Samuel Rutherford Crockett: Novelist
  • 1870Georges Claude: Inventor (neon light)
  • 1886James Burke: NYC, New York -- Actor (Mystery Theater, Great Guy)
  • 1890Alan Herbert: England, United Kingdom -- Journalist / writer (Punch, Helen)
  • 1892Sam[uel] de Vries: Actor (Wandering Jew)
  • 1893Julia Faye: Richmond, Virginia -- Actress (10 Commandments, Samson & Delilah)
  • 1898Charlotte D Baroness of Pallandt: Dutch sculptress
  • 1899Eduardo Hernandez Moncada: Composer
  • 1902Cheryl Crawford: Producer (Touch of Venus, Brigadoon)
  • 1904Cemal Resit Rey: Composer
  • 1904Owen Saunders: Mechanical engineer

Died on Sep 24

  • 0366Liberius: Italian Pope (352-66)
  • 0768Pippin III [the Short]: King of France, dies at 53
  • 0786Al-Hadi: Arabic kalief of Islam (185-86)
  • 0911Ludwig III [the Child]: Last Carolingian German King (899-911)
  • 1180Manuel I Comnenus: Byzantine Emperor (1143-80)
  • 1228Stefanus I Nemanjic de Eerstgekroonde: King of Serbia (1217-28)
  • 1435Isabella of Bayern: Queen of France (Treaty of Troyes)
  • 1517Frederik IV: Of Baden, Bishop of Utrecht
  • 1536Janus Secundus: Neo latin Poet (Basia), dies at 24
  • 1545Albrecht von Brandenburg: Archbishop / Monarch of Mainz, dies at 55
  • 1568Antoon van Stralen: Flemish Mayor of Antwerp, beheaded at about 47
  • 1755Georg Gebel: Composer, dies at 45
  • 1790John Keyse Sherwin: Engraver / painter
  • 1813Andre-Ernest-Modeste Gretry: Composer, dies at 72
  • 1815John Sevier: Indian fighter (Gov / Rep-Tn), dies at 70
  • 1834A J Pedro I van Alcantara: Emperor of Brazil (1822-31)
  • 1855Alexandre Stievenard: Composer, dies at 86
  • 1856Henry: 1st viscount Hardinge of Lahore, Governor-General of India
  • 1865Frantiszek Soltyk: Composer, dies at 81
  • 1881Luigi Ferdinando Casamorata: Composer, dies at 74
  • 1892Cornelis A van Sypesteyn: Dutch Governor of Suriname, dies at 69
  • 1892Patrick S Gilmore: Composer, dies at 62
  • 1896Francis SK Fitzgerald: US writer (Great Gatsby, Zelda)
  • 1898Bartel Wilton: Ship builder, dies at 70
  • 1910Rudolf Dellinger: Composer, dies at 53
  • 1934Edwin Lehare: Composer, dies at 69
  • 1939Carl Laenmie: Film producer
  • 1948Warren William: Actor (Fear, Wolf Man, Madame X), dies at 53
  • 1949Pierre Breville: Composer, dies at 88
  • 1951Georges Rency: Belgian Poet / literature, dies at 75

Historical events on September 25

  • 0953Ratherius becomes Bishop of Luik
  • 0955Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees
  • 1066Battle of Stampford Bridge King Harold Godwinson II of England, beaten by his brother King Harold Hardrada of Norway
  • 1212Emperor Frederik II ends Golden Degree (Bohemia)
  • 1340England and France sign disarmament treaty
  • 1396Battle of Nicopolis: Sultan Bajezid I defeats Crusades armies
  • 1492Crewman on Pinta sights "land"-a few weeks early
  • 1493Columbus sails with 17 ships on 2nd voyage to America
  • 1555Freedom of Religion in Augsburg
  • 1560Spanish King Philip II names Frederik Schenck of Toutenburg, 1st Archbishop of Utrecht
  • 1597Amiens surrenders to French King Henri IV
  • 16391st printing press in America
  • 1639Suzuki Shosan, Samurai Monk of Zen Buddhism, found awakening
  • 1654England and Denmark sign trade agreement
  • 1690Publick Occurrences, 1st US (Boston) newspaper, publish 1st and last ed
  • 1775American Revolutionary War hero Ethan Allen captured
  • 1777English general William Howe conquers Philadelphia
  • 1780Benedict Arnold joins the British
  • 1789Congress proposes Bill of Rights (10 of 12 will ratify)
  • 180412th amendment to US constitution, regulating judicial power
  • 1836HMS Beagle anchors at St. Michael
  • 1846US troops under General Taylor occupies Monterey Mexico
  • 1857Relief of Lucknow by Havelock and Outram begins
  • 1861Secretary of US Navy authorizes enlistment of slaves
  • 1866(Leonard W) Jerome Park opens in Bronx for horse racing
  • 1867Congress creates 1st all-black university, Howard University in Washington DC
  • 18821st baseball doubleheader (Providence andWorcester)
  • 1886Comedy opera "Dorothy, " 1st produced in London
  • 1888Royal Court Theatre, London, opens
  • 1888Start of Sherlock Holmes "Hound of Baskervilles" (BG)

Born on September 25

  • 1593Matthew Merian [the Elder]: Engraver / bookseller
  • 1612Mark Zuesius Boxhorn: Dutch historian
  • 1683Jean-Philippe Rameau: Dijon, France -- Composer (Traite)
  • 1714Jean-Benoit Leclair: Composer
  • 1725Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot: Designed and built 1st automobile
  • 1729Christian G Heyne: German archaeologist
  • 1741Vaclav Pichl: Composer
  • 1744Frederik Willem II: King of Prussia (1786-97)
  • 1752Carl Stenborg: Composer
  • 1766Armand-Emmanuel [duc de Richelieu]: French Prime Minister (1815-18, 1820-21)
  • 1785George Frederic Pinto: Composer
  • 1793Felicia Dorothea Hermans: Poet
  • 1798Henri Scheffer: Painter
  • 1805Henry P Scholte: Dutch / US vicar / founder (Pella colony in Iowa)
  • 1822Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich von Steinwehr: Brigadier General (Union vol)
  • 1823Thomas John Wood: Major General (Union volunteers), died in 1906
  • 1829William Michael Rossetti: Civil servant
  • 1830Karl Klindworth: Pianist / conductor
  • 1832William Le Baron Jenney: United States -- Architect / "father of skyscraper"
  • 1839[Wilhel]Mina JPR Kruseman: Writer / feminist
  • 1839Karl A von Zittel: German geologist / paleontologist (Libya)
  • 1852Cornelis J Snijders: Supreme Commander of Dutch Navy (1910-18)
  • 1852Hans Vaihinger: German philosopher (Nietzsche Philosophy)
  • 1858Emmeline Pankhurst-Goulden: English feminist
  • 1866Thomas Hunt Morgan: United States -- Biologist (Nobel-1933)
  • 1872Charles Blake Cochran: Impresario
  • 1879Luis da Costa: Composer
  • 1884Cornelis "Kees" Boeke: Dutch educationalist
  • 1886Jesus Guridi: Composer
  • 1886John Howard Lawson: Scriptwriter / playwright

Died on September 25

  • 0813Al-Amin: Arabic kalief of Islam (809-813), murdered
  • 1066Harald III Hardrada: King of Norway (1047-66), dies in battle at 51
  • 1392Sergius van Radonesj: Russian saint, dies at 78
  • 1396Jean de Vienne: French Admiral / crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396Odard de Chasseron: French knight / crusader, dies in battle
  • 1396Philip of Bar: French knight / crusader, dies in battle
  • 1501Dzore Drzic: Croatish poet
  • 1525Johannes Pistorius [Bakker]: RC pastor / church reformer, burned at 26
  • 1619Francesco Soto de Langa: Composer
  • 1716Johann Christoph Pez: Composer, dies at 52
  • 1727Jacques Abbadie: French theologist, dies at about 73
  • 1733Georg Motz: Composer, dies at 79
  • 1777Johann Heinrich Lambert: Mathematician, dies at 49
  • 1808Richard Porson: Scholar
  • 1813Braz Francisco de Lima: Composer, dies at 61
  • 1840Jacques-Etienne-Joseph-Alexandre Macdonald: Duc de Tarente, soldier
  • 1860Carl Friedrich Zollner: Composer, dies at 60
  • 1871Arvir A Afzelius: Swedish story teller
  • 1876A Glabbrenner: Writer, dies at 66
  • 1914A Lichtenstein: Writer, dies at 25
  • 1914Jan B Stobbaerts: Flemish painter, dies at 76
  • 1916Julius Fucik: Composer, dies at 44
  • 1918John Ireland: Irish / US Archbishop of St Paul, dies at 80
  • 1920William F Sudds: Composer, dies at 77
  • 1929Miller Huggins: Manager (New York Yankees), dies from blood poisoning at 49
  • 1933Paul Ehrenfest: Austria / Netherlands physicist, dies at 53
  • 1944Jakob Schaffner: Swiss writer (Irrfahrten), dies at 68
  • 1944Leo Justinus Kauffmann: Composer, dies at 43
  • 1945Bela Bartok: Composer, dies at 64
  • 1945Charles A Ellwood: US sociologist / psychologist, dies at 72