On this day: September 24

POSTED: 02:39 AM PDT Sep 23, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Sep 23, 2013 

America's first National Monument is declared, the world's first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier is launched, we say goodbye to Dr. Seuss, and Nirvana hits it big with "Nevermind," all on this day.

OTD September 24 - New Amsterdam
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New York Public Library

1664: The Dutch Republic surrenders the colonial settlement of New Amsterdam on the southern tip of Manhattan Island to England.

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