On this day: September 24

Published On: Sep 23 2012 04:39:49 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

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 - Susan Atkins
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California Department of Corrections

2009: Susan Atkins, a convicted murderer who was a member of the "Manson family," dies of natural causes at age 61 at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, California. Atkins was convicted for her participation in eight of the killings committed by Charles Manson and his followers in 1969, including the most notorious, the "Tate/LaBianca" murders. She was sentenced to death, which was subsequently commuted to life in prison.

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