On This Day

On This Day in History for November 24 (Part 2)

Events in History

  • 1989 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
  • 1991 1st international 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%)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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.

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

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.

25th Australian Prime Minister John Howard
25th Australian Prime Minister
John Howard
  • 2012 Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
  • 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 country'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
  • 2016 International research team publishes discovery of 1,500 new viruses found in invertebrates
  • 2017 Militant gunmen attack a Sufi mosque in Bir al-Abed on the Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, killing 305 people, government retaliates bombing the area

ZimbabweRobert Mugabe Ousted

2017 Former First Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa is sworn in as President of Zimbabwe, replacing Robert Mugabe's 30-year tenure

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Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
Protestors in Harare, Zimbabwe, demonstrate against longtime dictator Robert Mugabe
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  • 2017 18 women accuse Jean-Claude Arnault with ties to the Nobel Prize Committee of sexual assault and harassment in Swedish Dagens Nyheter newspaper
  • 2018 Taiwanese voters vote against referendums to legalise same-sex marriage
  • 2018 Cruise boat sinks on Lake Victoria near Kampala, Uganda, killing at least 29
  • 2018 Copa Libertadores Final 2nd-leg between Buenos Aires rivals River Plate & Boca Juniors is postponed after Boca bus attacked by River fans; players suffer cuts & affects of police tear gas; River wins, 5-3 on aggregate when 2nd-leg played in Madrid, Spain (9 Dec)
  • 2019 Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announces a late-bid to be the US Democratic presidential candidate
  • 2019 Data leaked from Chinese high-security Muslim Uighur security camps, housing 1 million people, show systematic brainwashing in western Xinjiang region
  • 2019 Hong Kong pro-democracy candidates overwhelmingly win district council elections in strong rebuke to Hong Kong leaders
  • 2020 Scotland's parliament votes to become the first country to make period products free [1]

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2020 Dow Jones Industrial Average closes above 30,000 points for the first time, after formal transition to Joe Biden administration begins

46th US President, Vice President and Senator Joe Biden
46th US President, Vice President and Senator
Joe Biden
  • 2020 US General Services Administration officially begins Joe Biden's transition, declaring him the "apparent winner" although Donald Trump vows to continue challenging the result
  • 2020 Covid-19 surge in the US gathers further pace with death toll of 2,200 highest since May and new cases averaging 175,000 a day

Birthdays in History

  • 1975 Thomas Kohnstamm, American writer
  • 1985 Tony Hunt, National Football League player

Weddings in History


Deaths in History