Once Upon A Time – Sept. 24 – 1877 – Battle of Shiroyama

1180 Manuel I Komnenos, last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration dies. The Byzantine Empire slips into terminal decline.

1493 Christopher Columbus embarks on his second expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships

1789 US Federal Judiciary Act passes, creating a six-person Supreme Court

1869 Black Friday; Wall St panic after Gould & Fisk attempt to corner gold

1877 Battle of Shiroyama, decisive victory of the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion

1950 Operation Magic Carpet concludes after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel

1994 National League for Democracy is formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and various others to help fight against dictatorship in Myanmar

Historical Events Today
Today in Film & TV
1968 “60 Minutes” premieres on CBS-TV

Today in Music
1957 “Jailhouse Rock” single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)

Today in Sport
1934 2,500 fans see Babe Ruth’s farewell Yankee appearance at Yankee Stadium

1657 1st autopsy and coroner’s jury verdict is recorded in Maryland

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 American “Gilda” actress Rita Hayworth (34) weds Argentine singer Dick Haymes (35) at The Sands Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

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