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Ephemeris on 24 September

On September 24, 1996, the United States, China, France, Russia and Great Britain sign a historic treaty at UN headquarters in New York that bans explosive nuclear tests forever.


1625.- A Dutch squadron attacks the city of San Juan de Puerto Rico.

1812.- The Battle of Tucumán, won by the Argentine patriots under the command of General Belgrano, against the Spanish troops of General Tristán.

1869.- The term “Black Friday” is used for the first time when financiers, Jay Gould and James Fisk, try to take over the gold market on the New York Stock Exchange.

1928.- The first line of “auto-colectivos” (buses) begins its journey in Buenos Aires.

1935.- The Belgian astronomer, Eugène Joseph Delporte, discovers asteroid number 1388 and baptizes it Aphrodite.

1952.- The fast food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken, better known by its acronym KFC, opens its first franchise in the USA.

1977.- The first self-titled album of the British band Motörhead is published.

1979.- CompuServe Information Service (CIS), the first online news subscription service, is created.

1984.- Paul McCartney’s single “No more lonely Nights” was published.

1988.- Barbara Harris, elected in Boston (USA) as the first female bishop of the Episcopal Church.

1991.-The American group Nirvana publishes “Nevermind”, their second studio album.

1992.- The Argentine Congress approves the law that provides for the sale of up to 70% of the Fiscal Oil Fields.

1996.- The USA, China, France, Russia and Great Britain sign a historic treaty at the UN headquarters in New York that prohibits explosive nuclear tests forever.

1998.- Iran lifts, almost ten years after the death sentence, the “fatwa” against the Indian-British writer Salman Rushdie after the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United Kingdom and Iran.

2002.- The Brazilian soccer team won the Prince of Asturias Award for Sports.

2005.- The IMF and the World Bank agree to forgive the debt of the poorest countries for up to 55,000 million dollars.

2007.- Premiere on CBS of the American television series “The Big Bang Theory” which remained on the air until May 19, 2019.

2015.- The car company Seat admits that it used Volkswagen engines with pollution emission problems.

2015. -A stampede in Mecca causes 717 deaths, in the worst pilgrimage tragedy since 1990.

2017.-German Chancellor Angela Merkel won her fourth general election.

2018.-A genetic engineering experiment manages to destroy an entire population of malaria mosquitoes in a laboratory, which opens the door to transfer the test to a natural environment.

2021.- Canada releases Huawei financial director Meng Wanzhou after an agreement with the United States.


1896.- Scott FitzGerald, American writer.

1902.- Ruhollah Khomeini, ayatollah and leader of the Iranian revolution.

1905.- Severo Ochoa, Spanish Nobel biochemist (1959).

1941.- Linda McCartney, American photographer, Paul McCartney’s first wife.

1943.- Antonio Tabucchi, Italian writer.

1949.- Pedro Almodóvar, Spanish filmmaker.

1964.- Ainhoa ​​Arteta, Spanish soprano.


1953. James Stuart Fitz-James, Duke of Dawn.

2004.- Françoise Sagan, French novelist.

2005.- Apolonio Carvalho, founder of the Brazilian Workers’ Party.

2016.- Stanley Dural known as Buckwheat Zydeco, American accordion.

2018.- Vicente Bianchi, Chilean pianist, composer and conductor. EFE


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