Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/September 24

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This is a list of selected September 24 anniversaries that appears on the "On this day" section of the Main Page. To suggest a new item, in most cases you can be bold and edit this page. Please read the selected anniversaries guidelines before making your edit. However, if your addition might be controversial, or on a day that is or soon will be on the Main Page, please post your suggestion on the talk page instead.

Please note that the events listed on the Main Page are chosen based more on relative article quality and to maintain a mix of topics, not based solely on how important or significant their subjects are. Only 5–6 events are posted at a time and thus not everything that is "most important and significant" can be listed. In addition, an event is not generally posted this year if it is also the subject of the scheduled September 24, 2018 featured article or the September 24, 2018 featured picture.

To report an error when this appears on the Main Page, see Main Page errors. Please remember that this list defers to the supporting articles, so it is best to achieve consensus and make any necessary changes there first.

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Fast of Gedalia (Judaism, 2017); unreferenced section
Independence Day in Guinea-Bissau (1973); unreferenced section
; Republic Day in Trinidad and Tobago (1976) refimprove
622Muhammad and his followers completed their Hegira from Mecca to Medina to escape religious persecution. date contested; may have been July 2
1877 – The Imperial Japanese Army defeated Saigō Takamori and the Satsuma clan samurai at the Battle of Shiroyama in Kagoshima, the decisive engagement of the Satsuma Rebellion. refimprove section
1946Cathay Pacific, the de facto international flag carrier airline of Hong Kong, was founded by Roy Farrell and Sydney de Kantzow. refimprove section
1946Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, presented him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that would form the basis of the policy of containment. refimprove section
1948 – Mechanic Soichiro Honda founded the Honda Motor Co., Ltd. and began manufacturing motorcycles, eventually turning his company into a billion-dollar multinational corporation. Honda: date not cited, refimprove section; Soichiro Honda: date not in article
1988 – Canadian Ben Johnson finished the 100 m sprint at the Seoul Olympics in a world record time of 9.79 seconds, ahead of rivals Carl Lewis and Linford Christie, but was later disqualified for doping. refimprove section
1996 – Representatives from 71 nations signed the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, which has not yet come into force because not enough signatories have ratified it. refimprove section


September 24: Banned Books Week begins (2017); Heritage Day in South Africa

Camp Nou, Barcelona
Camp Nou, Barcelona

Antoine-Louis Barye (b. 1796) · Georges Claude (b. 1870) · Gennady Yanayev (d. 2010)

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