This Day in History

September 24th in History

Devil's Tower becomes the first US national monument, the Mormons renounce polygamy, and Eisenhower sends the 101st Airborne to Little Rock. F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ayatollah Khomeini, and Jim Henson are born; Paracelsus and Dr. Seuss die. Happy Mahidol Day!

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Quote of the Day

Horace Walpole, politician and writer, born September 24, 1717

"The world is a comedy to those that think, a tragedy to those that feel."

Horace Walpole, politician and writer born September 24, 1717