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Notable Historical Events on November 24th

1947John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published

1965Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire

1968Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational

1914Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party

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

1922Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"

1957Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing

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

1655English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans

1859Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"

1982Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year

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

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.

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

November 24th Historical Events
Date Event
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 freezes 
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 
1655
English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans 
1688
General strategist John Churchill meets William III 
1703
1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Phila 
1715
River Thames freezes 
1759
Destructive eruption of Vesuvius 
1800
Weber's opera "Das Waldmadchen" premieres in Freiburg 
1800
Naturalists Alexander von Humboldt and Aimé Bonpland depart Caracas for Cuba where they met fellow botanist John Fraser 
1832
South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification 
1835
Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government 
1859
Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species" 
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 
1897
Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston 
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 
1914
Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party 
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) 
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
CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto 
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 
1938
National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball 
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 
1947
John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published 
1947
The US House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities finds "Hollywood 10" in contempt because of their refusal to reveal whether they were communists 
1948
WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting 
1949
British steel & iron industry nationalised 
1949
Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs 
1950
"Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances 
1950
UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas 
1950
US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea 
1951
"17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances 
1951
"Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 perfs 
1951
39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14 
1951
British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge 
1953
Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954 
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 
1956
"Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances 
1956
44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27 
1957
Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing 
1958
Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community 
1960
Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record) 
1962
Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea 
1964
30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB) 
1964
Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP 
1964
For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washngton DC permitted to vote 
1964
Rebellion ends in Zaire 
1965
Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire 
1966
1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire) 
1966
400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog 
1966
The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sergeant Pepper" 
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. 
1968
Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational 
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 
1970
36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB) 
1971
Braves catcher-infielder Earl Williams, wins NL Rookie of Year 
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' 
1973
Miss Teenage America Pageant 
1974
2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974) 
1974
62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7 
1974
Gerald Ford & Leonid Brezhnev signs SALT-2-treaty 
1974
Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic 
1975
"Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances 
1976
NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak 
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
Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders 
1979
US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange 
1981
1st air-launched cruise missile tested 
1982
Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year 
1982
Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan 
1983
PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese 
1983
Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay 
1985
73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24 
1985
Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed 
1986
"Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances 
1986
Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year 
1986
Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana 
1987
Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR 
1989
Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia 
1989
Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon 
1989
Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record 
1991
1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico) 
1991
79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21 
1991
After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21 
1991
Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year 
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
In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger. 
1995
Ireland votes to end 70-year-old ban on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%) 
1996
"Juan Darien - A Carnival Mass" opens at Vivian Beaumont Theater NYC 
1996
84th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto beats Edmonton, 43-37 at Hamilton 
1996
Karrie Webb wins ITT LPGA Tour Championship 
1996
Mashonaland defeat Matabeleland to win the Logan Cricket Cup 
1996
Mohammad Wasim scores 109 on Test Cricket debut, Pakistan v NZ Lahore 
1996
Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship 
1997
"Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 perfs 
2002
90th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16 
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. 
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
Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed youtube video surpassing 808 million views 
2012
Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone 
2012
The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled 
2013
40th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win 
2013
101st CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23 
2015
Drunk Russian sailor crashes 7000-ton ship into Scotland -- at full speed 
2016
At Least 40 Killed in East China Scaffolding Collapse 
2016
Hillary Clinton Supporters Call for Vote Recount in Battleground States 
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