24 September

622 : Prophet Muhammad completes his Hijra


On 24 September 622, the creator of the new religion called Islam, the Prophet Muhammad, ended his journey from Mecca to Medina or Hijrah, he had undertaken with his followers to escape persecution because of his convictions. In Medina, Muhammad established a theocratic government and extended his power throughout the Arabian Peninsula.

1852 : Giffard's airship travels 27 km


On September 24, 1852, French engineer Henri Giffard successfully made his first controlled flight on a airship, powered by a steam injector, from Paris to Trappes (27 km).

1906 : Devils Tower became the first U.S. National Monument


On September 24, 1906, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaimed the creation of the first U.S. National Monument: Devils Tower, monolith located in the Black Hills, in northeastern Wyoming. The monument was highlighted in the Steven Spielberg film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

1988 : Ben Johnson wins (temporarily) the 100m gold at the Olympic Games in Seoul


On September 24, 1988, the Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the gold medal in the 100m Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, with a time of 9.79 seconds. He lost his medal three days later, after being tested positive for anabolic steroids.

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La Merc in Barcelona
September 24 is La Merc in Barcelona. These are votive feast that are celebrated the week that includes September 24. Many cultural events, balls and fireworks displays take place this week.
Independance Day in Guinea-Bissau
September 24 is Independence Day in Guinea-Bissau which celebrates its independence gaines against Portugal on September 24, 1973.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald
You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.

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William Adams, First Englishman to travel to Japan (1564)
Johan de Witt, Dutch politician (1625)
Arthur Guinness, Irish brewer (1803)
Georges Claude, French inventor (neon lighting) (1870)
Franklin Clarence Mars, Founder of the Mars company (chocolate candy bars, M&M's) (1883)
Andr Frdric Cournand, French physician, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1895)
F. Scott Fitzgerald, American writer (1896)
Howard Florey, Australian bacteriologist, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1898)
Ruhollah Khomeini, Iranian religious and political leader (1902)
Jean Servais, Belgian actor (1910)
Konstantin Chernenko, 5th General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1911)
Richard Bong, American fighter pilot (1920)
John Young, American astronaut (1930)
John Brunner , English writer (1934)
Yves Navarre, French writer (1940)
Linda McCartney, American singer and photographer (1941)
Pedro Almodvar, Spanish director (1949)
Kevin Sorbo, American actor (1958)
John Logan, American screenwriter (1961)
Megan Ward, American actress (1969)
Peter Salisbury, English drummer (The Verve) (1971)
Jessica Lucas, Canadian actress (1985)
Kyle Sullivan, American actor (1988)

Ils nous ont quitt un 24 September

Paul-Jacques Bonzon, French writer (1978)
Patsy Kelly, American actress (1981)
Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and Soviet agent (1993)
Barry Bishop, American mountaineer (1994)
Franoise Sagan, French writer (2004)
Tommy Bond, American actor (2005)
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