September 24th Facts, Fun Trivia and History
September 24th History Highlights
If you’re wondering what the Devils Tower is, this spectacular wonder of nature is something you most definitely have come across in the 1977 movie Close encounters of the Third Kind. If you haven’t, don’t worry because this blog has you covered.
As the United States’ first official monument, Devils Tower is sacred to many Native American tribes. While some people claim that it’s a very old volcano, experts have to state otherwise.
According to many geologists, it’s an underground formation that came about from magma or molten rock. Some experts also claim that it’s about 50 million years old, and the erosion also occurred around ten million years ago.
However, today it’s heaven for the rock-climbing enthusiasts who come here in groups to climb their way to the top. As per some historians, this spot was famous for rock climbing even before the existence of modern climbing equipment. Moreover, the National Park Service states that this tower hosts over 6000 climbers annually, with the summer season as the peak time.
Sometimes the site is also closed when there are ceremonies held by Native Americans, especially around the summer solstice. If you’re wondering how the infamous name came about, it was first formulated in 1875 when a geologist accompanied Colonel Richard Dodge on a quest to expedite through the black hills region. Upon their arrival, they found the beauty so majestic that they described it as a remarkable peak.
Even though some native tribes are now calling the authorities out and requesting them to change the name, locals argue that a change of this nature would cause harm to regional tourism.
Today, this incredible site still witnesses ceremonies and rituals such as artifact offerings, sweat lodges, and sun dances. Locals and tourists are also discouraged from moving or touching any religious artifacts.
National Punctuation Day
September 24 is National Punctuation Day, a celebration of the importance of the correct use of quotation marks and a day of celebration for those of us who use them correctly. Although the event is not an officially recognized holiday, National Punctuation Day was created by Jeff Rubin to celebrate the underrated art of correct grammar. Rubin offers a range of ways to celebrate National Punctuation Day, including correcting shopkeepers for mistakes in signage at their stores, circling local newspapers with mistakes, and writing mistake-free letters to friends.
National Punctuation Day tends to get a little more ink, though, because so many people in the news business are obsessed with commas, colons, and apostrophes. An apostrophe can specify a plural or singular object, form a contraction, show ownership, or indicate missing letters or numbers, depending on how you use it.
September 24th is…
Cherries Jubilee Day
September 24th Birthday Quotes
“In a career playing heroes, I learned a little about the real thing. A hero stands up for himself, for herself, but most importantly for others.”
“To be kind is more important than to be right. Many times, what people need is not a brilliant mind that speaks but a special heart that listens.”
“You only get one life so you might as well make it a happy one, and that’s why I tend to just jump into things. I’m sort of a fearless idiot that way.”
“Competition is the hallmark of a free enterprise economy. For the past thirty years, however, corporate America has been doing everything it can to cut competition, with major corporations merging and consolidating at every opportunity.”
“The one thing I could do was voices and impersonations and weird characters, and there was really no call for that, except on Saturday Night Live.”
September 24th Birthdays
1870 – Georges Claude, French chemist, and engineer, invented Neon lighting (died in 1960)
1896 – F. Scott Fitzgerald, American novelist and short-story writer (died in 1940)
1921 – Jim McKay, American sportscaster, and journalist (died in 2008)
1941 – Linda McCartney, American singer, photographer and activist (died in 1998)
1944 – Victoria Vetri, American model, and actress
1945 – Lou Dobbs, American journalist, and author
1946 – ‘Mean Joe’ Greene, American football player, coach, and actor
1948 – Phil Hartman, Canadian-American comedic actor (died in 1998)
1958 – Kevin Sorbo, American actor
1962 – Nia Vardalos, Canadian-American actress, and screenwriter
1989 – Pia Wurtzbach, Filipina actress, model, and Miss Universe 2015
September 24th History
1789 – The United State’s Post Office was formed.
1869 – Stock market panic due to crashing gold prices caused by an attempt to corner the market by Gould and Fisk.
1948 – The Honda Motor Company was founded in Japan.
1954 – Tonight Show premiered on NBC, hosted by Steve Allan.
1957 – MLB’s Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.
1964 – The Munsters premiered on CBS.
1968 – 60 Minutes debuted on CBS.
1976 – Broadway Show – Oh! Calcutta! (Review) September 24, 1976
1977 – The Love Boat premiered on ABC
1991 – Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Blood Sugar Sex Magik & Nirvana’s Nevermind were released on the same date – September 24, 1991
1992 – The Sci-Fi Channel (now SyFy) debuted with Star Wars
2007 – The Big Bang Theory premiered on CBS
Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts
A day is basically night with a big star lighting it. #stars
For every human on Earth, there are 1.6 million ants.
I wonder what all the 90s 18/f/Cali girls from AOL chat are doing today…
There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones.
James Stewart – Real Name: Stewart Granger
The Stonewall National Monument became the first national monument dedicated to LGBT rights on June 24th, 2016. This monument encompasses the Stonewall Inn, the location of the Stonewall Riots of 1969, which are widely regarded as the birthplace of the modern LGBT rights movement.
“You can call us Aaron Burr, by the way we’re droppin’ Hamiltons.” #songlyrics #history
“A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.” – John Lubbock
The cop that pulls Mike Meyers over for speeding in ‘Wayne’s World’ is actually Robert Patrick trying to find teenage John Connor.
How many holes of donuts were wasted before people realized the centers were also edible?
“Well, some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t they? ” – Scarecrow
A group of Electricians is a Grid.
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