On this day
The Byzantine Empire lost considerable power.
In 1180, Manuel I Komnenos, the last Emperor of the Komnenian restoration, died. This event, historians believe, would lead the Byzantine Empire into a terminal decline. The Empire, known by some as the Eastern Romans, would persist until 1453 – but they’d started their skirmishes as far back as 330 AD.
The Battle of Shiroyama took place.
In 1877, the Battle of Shiroyama unfolded in the Kagoshima region of Japan, eventually ending with a victory for the Imperial Japanese Army over the Satsuma Rebellion. It’s thought all samurai in the rebellion died as a result.
The National League for Democracy came into force.
In 1994, the National League for Democracy was formed by Aung San Suu Kyi and other contemporaries in Myanmar, with the goal to fight against the country’s dictatorship. It was a liberal democratic movement that, by 2023, was no longer registering as a political party.
Special Days Falling on September 24thThis September 24th, try celebrating some of the biggest events taking place around the world today! Here’s a few of the most interesting events unfolding globally right now.
South African Heritage Day
Every September 24th, the world gets to celebrate South Africa in all of its glory! For all it has tumultuous political past, South Africa has plenty to be proud of – and today's a great day to learn more about the nation's complex past and its efforts to become a more inclusive nation.
Around 3,000 people of the Schwenkfelder churches come together with their families on this special day to give thanks! Usually, the day is marked by a service in local Schwenkfelder churches and a meal with loved ones. So, even though it is less popular, it still resembles a traditional US Thanksgiving..
If you have never seen a Bollywood film, you are missing out! Characterized by incredible costumes, vibrant colors, and wonderful choreography, they are feasts for the eyes and ears that have been enjoyed for generations. So enrich your culture a little more today, and put on some famous Bollywood films! The chances are you already know various stars from Bollywood and may not even realize it.