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November 24, 1784 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Birthdays in History

  • 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 in History