Historic Tech Events
On September 24, 1789, the United States Congress passed the Judiciary Act, which established the federal court system in the United States. The act created a Supreme Court consisting of one chief justice and five associate justices, as well as federal district and circuit courts. The Judiciary Act also granted the Supreme Court the power of judicial review, which allows the court to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional. This landmark legislation laid the foundation for the U.S. judicial system and has had a lasting impact on American history.
The USS Enterprise (CVN-65) was launched on September 24, 1960, becoming the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier. The ship was in service with the United States Navy for over 50 years, and during that time it set many records, including being the longest naval vessel in the world. Despite its historic achievements, the USS Enterprise was eventually decommissioned in 2017 and is currently in the process of being dismantled. Its legacy as a groundbreaking innovation in naval technology, however, will live on for many years to come.
The Russo-Turkish War, which had started in 1828, came to an end when the Russian Empire and the Ottoman Empire signed the Peace Treaty of Adrianople on September 14, 1829. In accordance with the terms of the treaty, the Ottomans gave up control of several significant Black Sea ports as well as acknowledged Russian sovereignty over portions of modern-day Georgia and Armenia. Orthodox Christians who resided in Ottoman territory were also granted certain rights and protections under the treaty. The balance of power between Russia and the Ottoman Empire in the region underwent a significant shift with the signing of the Peace Treaty of Adrianople.
The Honda Motor Company was founded on September 24, 1948, in Hamamatsu City, Japan, by Soichiro Honda and Takeo Fujisawa. The company began by producing motorcycles, and quickly became known for their high-quality and innovative designs. Over time, Honda expanded into other areas of the automotive industry, producing cars, trucks, and other vehicles. Today, Honda is one of the largest and most successful automakers in the world, with a reputation for quality, reliability, and innovation that has helped to shape the automotive industry for decades.