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Notable Historical Events for November 24th

1859Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"

1947John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

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

2005Leader 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.

1974Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty

201340th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win

1655English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

1960Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)

1982Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

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Notable Birthdays on November 24th

1955Ian Botham, Heswall Cheshire, English cricketer (all time great all-rounder Extrovert)

1896Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)

1938Oscar Robertson [The Big O], NBA guard (Cin, Milwaukee, Olympic-gold-1960)

1868Scott Joplin, Texas, US ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer)

1968Todd Beamer, Flint Michigan, passenger and hero on United Airlines Flight 93

1978Katherine Heigl, Washington, D.C., actress (Grey's Anatomy)

1946Ted Bundy, Burlington Vermont, serial murderer

1784Zachary Taylor, Barboursville Virginia, 12th President (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)

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Notable Weddings on November 24th

1979Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)

1984MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey

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Notable Deaths on November 24th

1957Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70

1963Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV

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