Read on to enlighten yourself with historical milestones of today
History is something that illuminates the culture and its origin. It also forecasts the awareness and how and when everything evolved and fell into pl
History is something that illuminates the culture and its origin. It also forecasts the awareness and how and when everything evolved and fell into place. It not only helps us trace the origins of the past but also helps us understand it better which leads to an understanding of the present more desirably. We, at Brag Social, try to keep you updated with the happening of past and present through our today column. Let us now read the historical milestones of September 24.
1789 – US Federal Judiciary Act passes, creating a six-person Supreme Court
The Judiciary Act was an Act to establish the Judicial Courts of the United States. The Act was signed into
law on 24th September 1789, by President George Washington. According to Article III of the constitution, a
Supreme court was established but to create lower federal courts was in the hands of the Congress. The
Federal Judiciary of the United States has established that set the number of Supreme Court justices at six
– with one Chief Justice and five Associate Justices. 13 Judicial districts were also established by the Act
within 11 states that had then ratified the Constitution. In each judicial district, a circuit court and a district
court was established by the Act. The Act created the Office of Attorney General, that represented the
United States before the Supreme Court along with the United States Attorney and the United States
Marshall for each judicial district.
1883 – National black convention meets in Louisville, Kentucky
The National Black Convention of America was held in Louisville, Kentucky on 24th September 1883 after the first National Convention of Coloured Men of America was held in Buffalo, New York in 1843. The Convention was attended by hundreds of freemen and escaped slaves from throughout the United States. With Frederick Douglass as president and Henry Scorff as the vice president, the purpose of the organization was to bring together forces to end slavery and fight for African Americans’ human rights. The National Black Convention was also addressed as the National Convention of Coloured Men and highlighted the aspect that citizens are neither black nor white but are all equals.
1947 – The World Women’s Party meets for the first time since World War II
The World Women’s Party is an American Political Party that
employed militant methods to fight for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in the early 20th century. The organization was held by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and had members that were associated with the National American Woman
Suffrage Association. During the wartime, the World Women’s Party protested in front of the White House gate and accused the President Woodrow Wilson of deceiving the Russians when he claimed that the two countries were fighting to preserve democracy. Demanding the right to vote for American women the “Silent Sentinels” showed up each
day holding banners. On 24th September 1947, for the first time, the World Women’s Party met after World War II
1956 – The first transatlantic telephone cable system begins operation
The first transatlantic telephone cable system was inaugurated on 24th September 1956 carrying 36 telephone channels. The cable was laid in between Gallanach Bay, near Oban, and Clarenville, Newfoundland between 1955 and 1956 by the cable ship Monarch. The transatlantic telephone was TAT-1 having 588 London–U.S. calls and 119 from London to Canada in the first 24 hours service.
1960 – The Enterprise, the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.
USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was the first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that was launched
on 24th September 1960. She is one of the longest vessels ever built with her 93,284 long-
ton displacements ranking her as the 12th-heaviest carrier. Enterprise’s keel was laid at
Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Shipway 11 in 1958. the ship made
her maiden voyage starting an extensive shakedown cruise and a lengthy series of tests
and training exercises designed to determine the full capabilities of the nuclear-powered
supercarrier on 12 January 1962. The ship was sponsored and launched by W. B. Franke,
wife of former secretary Navy. Enterprise is also the only aircraft carrier to house more than
two nuclear reactors and only carrier with four rudders, two more than other classes, and features a