on this day … 9/24 1957 – U.S. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR, to enforce school integration. 

1789 – The U.S. Congress passed the First Judiciary Act. The act provided for an Attorney General and a lower federal courts.

1869 – Thousands of businessmen were financially ruined after a panic on Wall Street. The panic was caused by an attempt to corner the gold market by Jay Gould and James Fisk.

1915 – “The Lamb,” Douglas Fairbanks first film, was shown at the Knickerbocker Theater in New York City, NY.

1929 – The first all-instrument flight took place in New York when Lt. James H. Doolittle guided a Consolidated NY2 Biplane over Mitchell Field.

1933 – “Roses and Drums” was heard on WABC in New York City. It was the first dramatic presentation for radio.

1934 – Babe Ruth played his last game as a New York Yankee player.

1938 – Don Budge became the first tennis player to win all four of the major titles when he won the U.S. Tennis Open. He had already won the Australian Open, the French Open and the British Open.

1955 – U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while on vacation in Denver, CO.

1957 – The Brooklyn Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets Field.

1957 – U.S. President Eisenhower sent federal troops to Little Rock, AR, to enforce school integration.

1960 – The first nuclear powered aircraft carrier was launched. The USS Enterprise set out from Newport News, VA.

1961 – “The Bullwinkle Show” premiered in prime time on NBC-TV. The show was originally on ABC in the afternoon as “Rocky and His Friends.”

1963 – The U.S. Senate ratified a treaty that limited nuclear testing. The treaty was between the U.S., Britain, and the Soviet Union.

1968 – “60 Minutes” premiered on CBS-TV.

1968 – “The Mod Squad” premiered on ABC-TV.

1977 – “The Love Boat” debuted on ABC-TV. The theme song was sung by Jack Jones and was written by Paul Williams and Charles Fox.

1995 – Three decades of Israeli occupation of West Bank cities ended with the signing of a pact by Israel and the PLO.

1996 – The United States, represented by President Clinton, and the world’s other major nuclear powers signed a Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty to end all testing and development of nuclear weapons.

1998 – The U.S. Federal Reserve released into circulation $2 billion in new harder-to-counterfeit $20 bills.

2001 – U.S. President George W. Bush froze the assets of 27 suspected terrorists and terrorist groups.

2003 – Anthony Hopkins received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Sign and send the petition: Demand the Senate wait until after Inauguration Day to confirm a new Supreme Court justice


On September 18, 2020, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away at age 87. Her storied 27-year tenure as the second woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court followed a lifelong dedication to advancing the rights of women. Justice Ginsburg defended, protected, and advanced reproductive rights despite relentless attacks by Republican lawmakers. And now her seat on the Supreme Court is vacant under the Trump administration.

Trump will nominate a replacement “in the coming days.” And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has already made it clear that he fully intends to bring that nomination to the Senate floor. Let us not forget, four years ago McConnell refused to vote on a Supreme Court nominee because of the election.

This is an election year — it is the height of hypocrisy for McConnell to ignore the standard he set.

Our country is reeling with the coronavirus pandemic, rampant police violence and inhumane treatment of immigrants, and an economic recession. As we get closer to the November election and Trump continues to threaten DACA, reproductive rights, and vote-by mail — and by extension, our democracy — the American people must have a say in who sits in our highest court.

Sign and send the petition to your Senator: Demand they wait until after Inauguration Day to confirm a Supreme Court justice.

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Alliance for Justice Action Campaign
Beyond the Bomb
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Coalition on Human Needs
Consumers United For Fairness
Corporate Accountability
Daily Kos
Data for Progress
Drug Prices are Too High
End Citizens United
Endangered Species Coalition
Fairfax Grassroots
Fight for Reform
Food & Water Action
Free Press Action
Global Exchange
Go for Broke for Veterans
Hip Hop Caucus
The Juggernaut Project
Let America Vote
Muslim Advocates
NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
Newtown Action Alliance
NOVA Grassroots
Ocean River Institute
One Billions Rising
One Fair Wage
People for the American Way
Progress America
Progressive Takeover
Social Security Works
Women to the Front