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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2008: The Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago is topped off at 1,389 feet, at the time becoming the world's highest residence above ground-level. The Burj Khalifa in Dubai would take over that claim when it opened in January 2010. Today, the Trump International Hotel and Tower is the third-tallest building in the United States, after the Willis Tower (formerly known as the Sears Tower) in Chicago and One World Trade Center in New York City.

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