Today in History: Sept. 24

Wall Street
On this date in 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as “Black Friday” after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File) (AP)
US baseball player 'Babe' Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948), during a match.  Original Publication: People Disc - HK0045   (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
On this date in 1934, Babe Ruth made his farewell appearance as a player with the New York Yankees in a game against the Boston Red Sox. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images) (Getty Images/General Photographic Agency)
22nd July 1957:  President Dwight D Eisenhower, addressing the gathering of American Field Service Students on the lawn at the White House in Washington.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
On this date in 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver. Eisenhower is seen here in July of 1957, addressing the gathering of American Field Service Students on the lawn at the White House in Washington. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Keystone)
8th July 1963:  The nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise in the Mediterranean Sea.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
On this date in 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia. The nuclear powered aircraft carrier is seen here in July of 1963 in the Mediterranean Sea. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Keystone)
On this date in 1960, “The Howdy Doody Show” ended a nearly 13-year run with its final telecast on NBC. (Screenshot via YouTube) (Screenshot via YouTube)
On this date in 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. (AP Photo)
On this date in 1976, former hostage Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in San Francisco carried out by the Symbionese Liberation Army. (AP Photo) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Anonymous)
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1988 file photo Ben Johnson of Canada gestures after winning the 100-meter dash beating Carl Lewis of the United States, behind at right at the Olympics in Seoul. The International Olympic Committee withdrew Johnson's gold medal for this event after he tested positive for steroids. (AP Photo/Fred Chartrand, file)
In 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the men’s 100-meter dash at the Seoul (sohl) Summer Olympics _ but he was disqualified three days later for using anabolic steroids. FILE – In this Sept. 24, 1988 file photo Ben Johnson of Canada gestures after winning the 100-meter dash beating Carl Lewis of the United States, behind at right at the Olympics in Seoul. The International Olympic Committee withdrew Johnson’s gold medal for this event after he tested positive for steroids. (AP Photo/Fred Chartrand, file) (AP)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Orchard Park, N.Y. What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms, their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
In 2017, more than 200 NFL players kneeled or sat during the national anthem after President Donald Trump criticized the players’ protests in a speech and a series of tweets. FILE – In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Orchard Park, N.Y. What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms, their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File) (AP/Jeffrey T. Barnes)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the dedication for the United States Courthouse for the Southern District of Alabama, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)
On September 24, 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America’s federal court system and creating the post of attorney general. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the dedication for the United States Courthouse for the Southern District of Alabama, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson) (AP/Dan Anderson)
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Wall Street
US baseball player 'Babe' Ruth (George Herman Ruth, 1895 - 1948), during a match.  Original Publication: People Disc - HK0045   (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images)
22nd July 1957:  President Dwight D Eisenhower, addressing the gathering of American Field Service Students on the lawn at the White House in Washington.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
8th July 1963:  The nuclear powered aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise in the Mediterranean Sea.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
On this date in 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army. (AP Photo)
FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1988 file photo Ben Johnson of Canada gestures after winning the 100-meter dash beating Carl Lewis of the United States, behind at right at the Olympics in Seoul. The International Olympic Committee withdrew Johnson's gold medal for this event after he tested positive for steroids. (AP Photo/Fred Chartrand, file)
FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, file photo, Buffalo Bills players take a knee during the playing of the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Denver Broncos in Orchard Park, N.Y. What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms, their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)
Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at the dedication for the United States Courthouse for the Southern District of Alabama, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in Mobile, Ala. (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

Today is Monday, Sept. 24, the 267th day of 2018.

Today’s Highlight in History:

On September 24, 1789, President George Washington signed a Judiciary Act establishing America’s federal court system and creating the post of attorney general.

On this date:

In 1869, thousands of businessmen were ruined in a Wall Street panic known as “Black Friday” after financiers Jay Gould and James Fisk attempted to corner the gold market.

In 1890, the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Wilford Woodruff, wrote a manifesto renouncing the practice of plural marriage, or polygamy.

In 1896, author F. Scott Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota.

In 1934, Babe Ruth made his farewell appearance as a player with the New York Yankees in a game against the Boston Red Sox. (The Sox won, 5-0.)

In 1955, President Dwight D. Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver.

In 1960, the USS Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was launched at Newport News, Virginia. “The Howdy Doody Show” ended a nearly 13-year run with its final telecast on NBC.

In 1968, the TV news magazine “60 Minutes” premiered on CBS; the undercover police drama “The Mod Squad” premiered on ABC.

In 1976, former hostage Patricia Hearst was sentenced to seven years in prison for her part in a 1974 bank robbery in San Francisco carried out by the Symbionese Liberation Army. (Hearst was released after 22 months after receiving clemency from President Jimmy Carter.)

In 1988, Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson won the men’s 100-meter dash at the Seoul (sohl) Summer Olympics _ but he was disqualified three days later for using anabolic steroids. Members of the eastern Massachusetts Episcopal diocese elected Barbara C. Harris the first female bishop in the church’s history.

In 1991, kidnappers in Lebanon freed British hostage Jack Mann after holding him captive for more than two years. Children’s author Theodor Seuss Geisel (GY’-zul), better known as Dr. Seuss, died in La Jolla, Calif., at age 87.

In 1996, the United States and 70 other countries became the first to sign a treaty at the United Nations to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons. (The Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty has yet to enter into force because of the refusal so far of eight nations _ including the United States _ to ratify it.)

In 2007, United Auto Workers walked off the job at General Motors plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976; a tentative pact ended the walkout two days later.

Ten years ago: Officials reopened Galveston, Texas, to residents who were warned about Hurricane Ike’s debris and disruption of utilities. Japanese lawmakers elected Taro Aso, leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, prime minister.

Five years ago: President Barack Obama and new Iranian President Hasan Rouhani appeared separately before the U.N. General Assembly, with both leaders speaking up for improved relations and a resumption of stalled nuclear talks, but giving no ground on long-held positions that had scuttled previous attempts to break the impasse. Kenya’s president proclaimed victory over the terrorists who’d stormed a Nairobi mall following a bloody four-day siege in which dozens of civilians were killed. A powerful 7.7-magnitude earthquake rocked southwest Pakistan, killing at least 376 people. Tea party conservative Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, began an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 22 hours over President Barack Obama’s health care law.

One year ago: More than 200 NFL players kneeled or sat during the national anthem after President Donald Trump criticized the players’ protests in a speech and a series of tweets. Trump signed a proclamation to replace his expiring travel ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries; citizens from eight countries would now face new restrictions on entry to the country. German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term in office, but voters weakened her conservatives and a nationalist, anti-migrant party surged into Germany’s parliament.

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