September 24 events in history

1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline
1645 Battle of Rowton Heath, Parliamentarian victory over a Royalist army commanded in person by King Charles
1664 The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England
1674 Second Tantrik Coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
1780 Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold's plot to surrender West Point
1789 The 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
1830 Belgian Revolution: A revolutionary committee of notables forms the Provisional Government of Belgium
1841 The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom
1846 Mexican–American War: General Zachary Taylor captures Monterrey
1852 The first airship powered by (a steam) engine, created by Henri Giffard, travels 17 miles (27 km) from Paris to Trappes
1853 Admiral 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
1873 Establishment of "Satyashodhak Samaj", (Truth-seeker Movement) at Pune, Maharashtra, India by Mahatma Jyotirao Phule
1877 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion
1890 The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints officially renounces polygamy
1906 U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument
1911 His Majesty's Airship No. 1, Britain's first rigid airship, is wrecked by strong winds before her maiden flight at Barrow-in-Furness
1914 World War I: The Siege of Przemyśl (present-day Poland) begins
1932 Gandhi and Dr. B. R. Ambedkar agree to the Poona Pact, which reserved seats in the Indian provincial legislatures for the "Depressed Classes" (Untouchables)
1935 Earl Bascom and Weldon Bascom produce the first rodeo ever held outdoors under electric lights at Columbia, Mississippi
1946 Cathay Pacific Airways is founded in Hong Kong
1946 Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy
1948 The Honda Motor Company is founded
1950 Forest fires black out the sun over portions of Canada and New England. A blue moon is seen as far away as Europe
1957 Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona
1957 President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation
1960 USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched
1962 United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith
1968 60 Minutes debuts on CBS
1968 Swaziland joins the United Nations
1972 Japan Airlines Flight 472, operated Douglas DC-8-53 landed at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India
1973 Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal
1979 CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service
1990 Periodic Great White Spot is observed on Saturn
1993 The Cambodian monarchy is restored, with Norodom Sihanouk as king
1996 Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations
2005 Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana
2007 Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years
2009 The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history
2013 A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing more than 327 people
2014 The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), successfully inserted into orbit of Mars