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24 September

366 – Rome – Pope Liberius died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Liberius

1143 – Rome – Pope Innocent II died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_Innocent_II

1180 – Byznatine Empire – Emperor Manuel I Kemnenos died. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manuel_I_Komnenos

1645 – England – Battle of Rowton Heath (English Civil War). http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/resource-centre/civil-war/battleview.asp?BattleFieldId=38

1852 – France – First flight of Henri Giffard’s powered airship. http://www.space.com/16623-first-powered-airship.html

1868 – Puerto Rico – Grito de Lares ended. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grito_de_Lares

1869 – USA – “Black Friday”. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Friday_(1869)

1877 – Japan – Battle of Shiroyama, end of Satsuma Rebellion. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Shiroyama https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satsuma_Rebellion


1906 – USA – Devils Tower, Wyoming became first US national Monument. https://youtu.be/DPIr0OZmBtc https://www.nps.gov/deto/index.htm

1911 – UK – His Majesty’s Airship No.1 (Mayfly) wrecked before maiden flight. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMA_No._1 http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=34378

1936 – Libya – Ala Littoria plane crashed near Bengazi, 9 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19360924-0

1937 – China – Battle of Pingxingguan began (Second Sino-Japenese War). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Pingxingguan

1942 – Atlantic Ocean – BOAC plane crashed off M’bour, Senegal, 19 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19420924-0

1943 – USA – Pan Am plane crashed at Miami, Florida, 1 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19430924-0

1944 – USA – USAAF plane crashed near Camp Mackall, NC, 12 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440924-0

1944 – Germany – RAF plane shot down at Neuleiningen, 20 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440924-1

1944 – India – USAAF crashed near Dafflaghur Tea Estate, 4 killed (WWII). http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19440924-2

1945 – Pacific Ocean – RNZAF plane missing between Vanuata & New Zealand, 20 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19450924-0

1946 – Hong Kong – Cathay Pacific Airways founded. http://www.cathaypacific.com/cx/en_GB/about-us/about-our-airline/history.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathay_Pacific

1955 – USA – Flying Tigers Line Flight 7413-23 crashed near Honolulu, HI, 3 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550924-0

1955 – USA – USAF plane crashed near Burns, WY, 7 killed. http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19550924-1

1968 – Swaziland – Joined the United Nations. http://www.un.org/en/members/

1993 – Cambodia – Norodom Sihanouk restored as king. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norodom_Sihanouk


2005 – USA – Hurricane Rita made land fall in Texas & Louisiana. https://youtu.be/jdCbLeH5-48 WARNING! Video contains scenes some viewers may find distressing  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hurricane_Rita

2009 – USA – G20 Pittsburgh Summit began. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009_G20_Pittsburgh_summit

2015 – Saudi Arabia – Mina Stampede, c. 2000 killed. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34346449 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_Mina_stampede

York

1640 – Council of Peers held at Deanery. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/rushworth-papers/vol3/pp1221-1286#h3-0115