September 24

This Day in History

1979

Internet Is First Offered to the Public

This day in 1979–a great date for fans of science fiction and technology as it was also the day that George Lucas finished filming Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back–a company called Compu-Serve … (more...)

787

Images of Christian Figures No Longer Heretical

On this day in 787, the Second Council of Nicaea convened to restore the veneration of icons, thereby breaking a serious schism in the Catholic faith and reuniting Rome and Constantinople. … (more...)

622

Muhammad’s Hegira

The prophet Muhammad escapes death by completing the Hegira, or "flight," to Medina from Mecca on this day. Mecca is the holy center of Islam and the birthplace of Muhammad, the religion's great … (more...)