On this day: September 24

Published On: Sep 23 2012 05:39:49 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

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 - F Scott Fitzgerald
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Library of Congress

1896: Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald, author of "The Great Gatsby" and widely regarded as one of the greatest American writers of the 20th century, is born in St. Paul, Minn.

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