September 24

Scott Winters, Realtor

A quick look at Today in History, check out some Celebrity Birthdays, and find out what Days of the Year to celebrate.



1830 – Stephen Simmons was the last person to be executed in Michigan. He was hung for killing his wife.

1869 – Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

1906 – President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation’s first National Monument.

1914 – The Grand Rapids Press set up an electronic scoreboard to show play by play action of the 1914 World Series.

1929 – The first all-instrument flight took place in New York, NY when Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field.

1934 – Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee player.

1948 – The Honda Motor Company was founded.

1955 – President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver, CO.

1957 – President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR, to enforce school integration.

1960 – The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.

1961 – The animated TV show “The Bullwinkle Show” premiered in prime time on NBC. The show was originally on ABC in the afternoon as “Rocky and His Friends.”

1964 – The TV show “The Munsters” started haunting CBS.

1968 – The TV News Magazine “60 Minutes” debuted on CBS.

1968 – “The Mod Squad” premiered on ABC-TV.

1976 – Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her role in a 1974 bank robbery. An executive clemency order from President Jimmy Carter sets her free after 22 months.

1977 – The TV show “The Love Boat” debuted on ABC. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.

1979 – CompuServe launched the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service (e-mail).

1988 – James Brown was arrested in Georgia after a two state car chase.

1988 – Bobby McFerrin’s song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” became the first a cappella song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

1991 – The band Nirvana released their album “Nevermind”.

1992 – The Sci-Fi Channel (now just Syfy) was launched.

1993 – The movie “Dazed and Confused”, starring Ben Affleck and Matthew McConaughey, premiered in theaters.

1994 – The TV show “Boy Meets World” premiered.

1998 – The U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills.

2003 – Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

2005 – Hurricane Rita made landfall in the United States, devastating portions of southwestern Louisiana and extreme southeastern Texas.

2007 – The TV show “The Big Bang Theory” debuted.

2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission made India the first Asian nation to reach Mars orbit, and the first nation in the world to do so in its first attempt.

2023 – NASA’s OSIRIS-REx capsule containing samples from the asteroid 101955 Bennu successfully landed back on Earth



“Mean” Joe Green – 77 years old (1946) – Football player

Gordon Clapp – 75 years old (1948) – Actor (TV’s “NYPD Blue”)

Kevin Sorbo – 65 years old (1958) – Actor (TV’s “Hercules”, movies “Meet the Spartans”, “Kull the Conqueror”, “Soul Surfer”)

Nia Vardalos – 61 years old (1962) – Actress (“My Big Fat Greek Wedding”, “My Life in Ruins”, “Connie and Carla”)

Megan Ward – 54 years old (1969) – Actress (TV’s “General Hospital”, “Party of Five”, “Blue Skies”, “Boomtown”)

Eloise Mumford – 37 years old (1986) – Actress (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)

Kyle Sullivan – 35 years old (1988) – Actor (TV’s “All That”, “The War at Home”)



Bluebird of Happiness Day

Gold Star Mother’s and Family Day

Heritage Day

Innergize Day

Lash Stylists’ Day

National Cherries Jubilee Day

National Punctuation Day

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving

World Bollywood Day

World Rivers Day


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