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 - Jimmie Foxx
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Library of Congress

1940: Jimmie Foxx of the Boston Red Sox becomes the second player in major-league baseball history to hit 500 career home runs, after Babe Ruth. He would end up with a total of 534 before retiring in 1945.

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