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On This Day — September 24th

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September 24th is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

1789 – The Judiciary Act of 1789 was signed into law, establishing the U.S. federal judiciary and setting the number of Supreme Court Justices.

1841 – Raja Muda Hashim, uncle of the Sultan of Brunei, granted Sarawak to British adventurer James Brooke.

1903 – Alfred Deakin became the second Prime Minister of Australia, succeeding Edmund Barton who left office to become a founding Justice of the High Court of Australia.

1964 – The Warren Commission released its report to the U.S. president, concluding that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The report was made public three days later.

1975 – Dougal Haston and Doug Scott on the Southwest Face expedition became the first people to reach the summit of Mount Everest by ascending one of its faces.

Celebrity Birthdays

F. Scott Fitzgerald is born in 1896

The Muppet’s Jim Henson is born in 1936

SNL’s Phil Hartman is born 1948

WWE’s Stephanie McMahon turns 42

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