September 24th is officially Cherries Jubilee Day and Punctuation Day.
Today marks the 268th day of the year. We now have only 98 days remaining in 2024.
You’re about to unearth some incredibly important events that happened in years gone by on September 24th, including historical events, key births and so much more.
Did you know that on this day in 1950, the final two planes of Operation Magic Carpet landed in Israel? This was the transportation of almost 50,000 Jews through a series of airlifts from Yemen to Israel.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about September 24th in history!
What memorable events happened on September 24 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Large pieces of plastic polystyrene were found in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.
Many were confused about how the debris had ended up 1,000 miles away from the North Pole.
The Indian Space Research Organization’s Mars Orbiter Mission probe reached Mars’ orbit after 298 days.
This event was even more extraordinary as it was not just the first time an Asian nation’s spacecraft reached Mars’ orbit but the first time any space agency reached Mars’ orbit on its first attempt.
China banned all literature from Japan or by Japanese authors.
An anti-Japanese campaign began in China following the Senkaku (Diaoyu) Islands dispute between the two countries, which Japan stole back in 1931. Anything produced in Japan was boycotted, and shops began not to stock Japanese goods.
The American biographical drama movie “The Social Network” was released at the New York Film Festival.
The American Sitcom, “The Big Bang Theory”, premiered on CBS.
The show lasted for 12 seasons, and because of its success, stars such as Jim Parsons and Kunal Nayyar became some of the most well-paid actors in the world.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Ian Bohen? See what other famous people were born on this day.
41 years old
New Jersey, USA
47 years old
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Dec 21, 1940 (Age 44)
May 28, 1998 (Age 49)
Of all of the quotes said on this day, these are the most well-known ones spoken on September 24th throughout history.
I felt my energy return and that I said to myself, in any event I’ll recover from it, I’ll pick up my pencil that I put down in my great discouragement and I’ll get back to drawing, and from then on, it seems to me, everything has changed for me.
If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!
National Punctuation Day
The written word rapidly degenerates into word soup when you miss a few commas, periods, or apostrophes. While there’s no need to be too pedantic about punctuation, having a basic understanding of it is crucial! So celebrate today by correcting everyone’s lousy punctuation.
National Cherries Jubilee Day
This sweet yet refreshing dessert was invented for Queen Victoria of England’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 and has been a favorite among royalists ever since! So if you’ve got some cherries on hand, why not taste history today by making your very own cherries jubilee?
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Fun Fact Of The Day
Although the saltwater crocodile has the highest recorded bite force in any animal, the muscles to open its mouth are weak and can be shut with just a few layers of duct tape.
Birthday & Zodiac
Everyone who was born on September 24 shares the same zodiac sign, Libra.
Libra is an air sign represented by the scales, but did you know that it’s the only inanimate object of the zodiac?
Sapphire is the birthstone given to people born in September. Not only is this rich blue gem the September birthstone, but Sapphire is also the traditional gift for a 45th wedding anniversary.
If you were lucky enough to be born on September 24, you were likely conceived on New Year’s Day, the same year.
A baby that is conceived on September 24th, 2024, will be born around June 17th, 2025.