Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Today In History September 24

September 24 is the 267th day of the year. There are 98 days remaining until the end of the year.

Honda Headquarters
Today's Highlight In History  1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, motorcycles and power equipment.
Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than 14 million internal combustion engines each year.

 Honda became the second-largest Japanese automobile manufacturer in 2001. Honda was the eighth largest automobile manufacturer in the world behind General Motors, Volkswagen Group, Toyota, Hyundai Motor Group, Ford, Nissan, and PSA in 2011.

Honda was the first Japanese automobile manufacturer to release a dedicated luxury brand, Acura, in 1986. Aside from their core automobile and motorcycle businesses, Honda also manufactures garden equipment, marine engines, personal watercraft and power generators, amongst others. Since 1986, Honda has been involved with artificial intelligence/robotics research and released their ASIMO robot in 2000. They have also ventured into aerospace with the establishment of GE Honda Aero Engines in 2004 and the Honda HA-420 HondaJet, which began production in 2012.


1664 – The Dutch Republic surrenders New Amsterdam to England.

1789 – The United States Congress passes the Judiciary Act which creates the office of the United States Attorney General and the federal judiciary system, and orders the composition of the Supreme Court of the United States.

1841 – The Sultan of Brunei cedes Sarawak to the United Kingdom.

1906 – U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt proclaims Devils Tower in Wyoming as the nation's first National Monument.

1946 – Clark Clifford and George Elsey, military advisers to U.S. President Harry S. Truman, present him with a top-secret report on the Soviet Union that first recommends the containment policy.

1948 – The Honda Motor Company is founded

1957 – Camp Nou, the largest stadium in Europe, is opened in Barcelona.

1957 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends 101st Airborne Division troops to Little Rock, Arkansas, to enforce desegregation.
1960 – USS Enterprise, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, is launched.

1962 – United States court of appeals orders the University of Mississippi to admit James Meredith.

1968 – Swaziland joins the United Nations.

1972 – Japan Airlines Flight 472, operated Douglas DC-8-53 landed at Juhu Aerodrome instead of Santacruz Airport in Bombay, India.

1973 – Guinea-Bissau declares its independence from Portugal.

1979 – CompuServe launches the first consumer internet service, which features the first public electronic mail service.

1980 – the government ordered the closure of over than 70 black schools, mainly in the Cape Province. This was by following five months of boycotts by pupils.

1990 – Winnie Mandela was formally charged with four counts of kidnapping and of assault. She was set to stand trial, along with seven others, in connection with events surrounding the murder of Stompie Moeketsi in December 1988.

1996 – Representatives of 71 nations sign the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty at the United Nations.

2005 – Hurricane Rita makes landfall in the United States, devastating Beaumont, Texas and portions of southwestern Louisiana.

2007 – Between 30,000 and 100,000 people take part in anti-government protests in Yangon, Burma, the largest in 20 years.

2009 – The G20 summit begins in Pittsburgh with 30 global leaders in attendance. It marks the first use of LRAD in U.S. history.

2013 – A 7.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Pakistan, killing more than 327 people.

2014 – The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan, is a Mars orbiter launched into Earth orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), It was successfully inserted into orbit of Mars. Thrusters started firing at 7:17:35 AM IST. India would also be the first country to enter Martian orbit in the first try.

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