2021 September

September 24: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on September 24

September 24th is officially Cherries Jubilee Day and Punctuation Day.

Today marks the 267th day of the year. We now have only 98 days left until the end of the year.

Everyone who was born on September 24 shares the same zodiac sign, Libra.

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 interesting facts about September 24th in history!

What Happened On September 24 In History?

2017

Large pieces of plastic polystyrene were found in the middle of the Arctic Ocean.

OTD in 2017: 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.
2012

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.
2010

The American biographical drama movie “The Social Network” was released at the New York Film Festival.

2007

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.
1991

American rock band “Nirvana” released their second album called Nevermind.

OTD in 1991: American rock band "Nirvana" released their second album called Nevermind.
The album features two of the band's most famous songs, "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "Come as You Are."
1984

Paul McCartney released his song “No More Lonely Nights.”

1976

Theatrical “Oh! Calcutta!” opened at the Edison Theatre in New York City.

1952

KFC opened their first franchise in Salt Lake City, Utah, US.

1950

Almost 50,000 Jews were transported to Israel, known as Operation Magic Carpet.

OTD in 1950: Almost 50
Operation Magic Carpet was part of a relocation scheme from Yemen. Yemenite Jews had more accessible access to Israel when most of Yemen became part of the Ottoman Empire, so relocation began.
Source CIE
1841

The Sultan of Brunei rewarded British adventurer James Brooke by granting him control of Sarawak.

Sarawak is located in the northwestern part of the island of Borneo. Brooke was given this land for helping to put an end to a civil war.
Source BBC
1789

The United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act.

This act created the office of the Attorney General and federal judiciary system and ordered the composition of the Supreme Court.
1493

Explorer Christopher Columbus set sail on his second voyage with a larger fleet of 17 ships.

Did you know that on this day, September 24th 1950, the final two planes of Operation Magic Carpet landed in Israel?