24 September It Happened Today

1852  A hydrogen filled airship makes it’s maiden flight at Versailles in France.

1896  Birth of American novelist F Scott Fitzgerald.

1932  Birth of Russian prima ballerina Svetlana Beriosova.

1960  The world’s first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, the USS Enterprise, is launched.

1973   Juan Peron is re-elected president of Argentina.

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