Events in History on November 24

  • 380 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
  • 496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
  • 642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
  • 1434 River Thames in London freezes over
  • 1542 Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
  • 1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
  • 1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
  • 1628 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London
  • 1639 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System
  • 1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
  • 1643 Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France

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1655 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1688 General strategist John Churchill meets William III
  • 1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia
  • 1715 London's Thames River freezes over
  • 1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius

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1800 Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser

Naturalist and Explorer Alexander von Humboldt
Naturalist and Explorer
Alexander von Humboldt
  • 1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
  • 1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government

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1859 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin
  • 1861 Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
  • 1862 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's "Salammbo"
  • 1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
  • 1869 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
  • 1871 National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
  • 1874 Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
  • 1880 Southern University forms
  • 1887 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca" premieres in Paris
  • 1896 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
  • 1898 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
  • 1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
  • 1903 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC
  • 1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
  • 1912 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia

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1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini
Italian Dictator
Benito Mussolini
  • 1914 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
  • 1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
  • 1916 Mexican and US representatives sign a protocol at Atlantic City, under which Pershing's troops will withdraw and each nation's army will guard the border. President Carranza of Mexico will refuse to accept it
  • 1917 Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
  • 1918 Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
  • 1922 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
  • 1923 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
  • 1924 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
  • 1924 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
  • 1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
  • 1925 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC
  • 1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
  • 1930 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
  • 1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
  • 1934 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
  • 1935 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
  • 1935 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
  • 1936 Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30" premieres in NYC
  • 1936 Pacifist/anti fascist writer Carl Von Ossietzky sent to concentration camp, award Nobel Peace Prize
  • 1938 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC
  • 1941 "Life Certificates" issued to some Jews of Vilna, the rest are exterminated
  • 1941 Indian infantry attacks German tanks at Sidi Omar
  • 1941 US troops land on Suriname to protect bauxite mine
  • 1942 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
  • 1942 French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
  • 1944 US bombers based on Saipan begin 1st attack on Tokyo

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1947 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

  • 1949 British steel & iron industry nationalised
  • 1950 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
  • 1950 US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
  • 1951 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
  • 1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
  • 1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
  • 1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
  • 1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
  • 1962 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
  • 1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washngton DC permitted to vote
  • 1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire

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1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

President of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko
President of Zaire
Mobutu Sese Seko
  • 1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
  • 1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
  • 1966 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
  • 1966 New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city's history.
  • 1969 Apollo 12 returns to Earth
  • 1969 West German president Heinemann visits Netherlands
  • 1969 Lt William L Calley charged with massacre of over 100 civilians in My Lai Vietnam in March 1968, ordered to stand trial by court martial
  • 1971 Dan "DB" Cooper parachutes from a Northwest AL 727 with $200,000
  • 1971 Prison rebellion at Rahway State Prison, New Jersey
  • 1971 A woman is killed after members of the Irish Republican Army carry out an attack on British soldiers in Strabane, County Tyrone
  • 1971 A British Army bomb-disposal specialist is killed by a bomb in Lurgan, County Armagh
  • 1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test
  • 1972 Taoiseach Jack Lynch met with British Prime Minister Edward Heath in London to give Irish approval to Attlee's paper that said new arrangements should be 'acceptable to and accepted by the Republic of Ireland'
  • 1974 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)

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1974 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons

Soviet General Secretary Leonid Brezhnev
Soviet General Secretary
Leonid Brezhnev
38th US President Gerald Ford
38th US President
Gerald Ford
  • 1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
  • 1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
  • 1977 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
  • 1979 US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
  • 1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
  • 1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
  • 1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
  • 1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
  • 1986 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
  • 1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
  • 1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
  • 1989 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
  • 1991 1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
  • 1991 Rachmon Nabijev elected president of Tadzjikistan
  • 1991 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched
  • 1992 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
  • 1993 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
  • 1993 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
  • 1993 11 year old Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of English 2 year old James Bulger
  • 1995 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)

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2005 Leader of the Opposition in the Canadian Parliament Stephen Harper, introduces a motion of no confidence. The motion is passed on November 28 leading to the dissolution of the 38th Canadian Parliament.

22nd Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper
22nd Prime Minister of Canada
Stephen Harper
  • 2006 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.
  • 2007 Australians elect the Kevin Rudd-led centre-left Australian Labor Party at the federal election, ending the eleven-year tenure of the John Howard-led centre-right Liberal/National coalition government.
  • 2012 Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
  • 2014 A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground
  • 2015 Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12
  • 2015 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
  • 2015 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the cuntry's general election
  • 2015 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014