On this day: September 24

POSTED: 3:39 AM Sep 23 2012   UPDATED: 12:00 AM Sep 24 2013

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 - John Marshall
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1755: John Marshall, the fourth chief justice of the United States Supreme Court, is born in Germantown, Va.

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