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.

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2007: About 73,000 United Auto Workers walk off the job at General Motors' plants in the first nationwide strike during auto contract negotiations since 1976. A tentative pact would end the walkout two days later.

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