Today in History - September 24th

  • 1789 – Congress passes the First Judiciary Act, which provided for an attorney general and a Supreme Court
  • 1955 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffers a heart attack while on vacation in Denver
  • 1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers play their last game at Ebbets Field before moving to Los Angeles for the next season
  • 1960 –  The USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched at Newport News, Virginia
  • 1968 –  "60 Minutes" premieres on CBS
  • 1969 – A trial begins for the "Chicago Eight," who were accused of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic national convention
  • 1976 – Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst is sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery
  • 1991 – Children's author Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, dies at age 87
  • 1991 –The album "Nevermind" by Nirvana is released
  • 1998 –  Redesigned $20 bills meant to be harder to counterfeit go into circulation
  • 2001 –  President George W. Bush freezes the assests of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups
  • 2002 – British Prime Minister Tony Blair told a special session of Parliament that Iraq had a growing arsenal of chemical and biological weapons and planned to use them
  • 2005 – Hurricane Rita struck eastern Texas and the Louisiana coast, causing more flooding in New Orleans

Famous and Historical Birthdays - Say Happy Birthday to . . .

  • Kevin Sorbo (Actor)
  • Rafael Palmeiro (Baseball Player)
  • Eddie George (Football Player)