What Happened On This Day – September 24

  • 1948 Honda Motor Company is founded by Soichiro Honda

    The automobile manufacturer is also the world’s largest producer of motorcycles.

  • 1973 Guinea-Bissau gains independence

    Guinea-Bissau declared its independence from Portugal. The declaration was recognized almost a year later on September 10, 1974.

  • 1957 Camp Nou, a stadium that seats over 99,000 opens its doors for football fans

    Situated in Barcelona, Spain, it is the largest stadium in Europe and the 11th largest in the world.

  • 1869 Black Friday in the United States

    A group of speculators headed by James Fisk and Jay Gould started hoarding gold, which led to high gold prices. The US Treasury under the orders of President Ulysses S. Grant sold a large amount of gold leading to a plummet in gold prices within the span of minutes.

  • 1789 US Congress Adopts the Judiciary Act of 1789

    The act was passed by the first Congress of the United States. It created the US federal judiciary including the Supreme Court.

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