On This Day

What Happened on November 24, 1784

Famous Birthdays

  • Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss traveller and orientalist, 1st European to discover Petra and Abu Simbel, born in Lausanne, Switzerland (d. 1817)

Person of interestZachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor, 12th US President (1849-50) and major general in the Mexican–American War, born in Barboursville, Virginia (d. 1850)

12th US President and General Zachary Taylor
12th US President and General
Zachary Taylor

1784 Highlights

About November 24, 1784

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 236 years, 6 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Sagittarius