On This Day: September 24th

September 24th:

1789- US Federal Judiciary Act passes, creating a six-person Supreme Court

1950- Operation Magic Carpet concludes after having transported 45,000 Yemenite Jews to Israel

1493- Christopher Columbus embarks on his second expedition to the New World, setting sail with a fleet of 17 ships

1625- Dutch attack San Juan, Puerto Rico

1657- 1st autopsy and coroner’s jury verdict is recorded in Maryland

1683- King Louis XIV expels all Jews from French possessions in America

1786- African American slave and poet Jupiter Hammon makes his “Address to the Negroes of the State of New York” speech advocating emancipation at meeting of African Society in NY

1789- US Attorney General Office is created

1862- Confederate Congress adopts confederacy seal

1883- National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky

1889- Alexander Dey patents dial time recorder

1919- Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth sets MLB season home run record at 28 off Yankee Bob Shawkey in a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in NYC

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