This Day in History for 24th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 158

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
English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell 1655 - English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans
1688 - General strategist John Churchill meets Willem 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
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 Flauberts "Salammbo"
1863 - Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 1914 - Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
1914 - Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
1915 - Serbian leader flees to Albania
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, rest 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 earl De Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
1944 - US bombers based on Saipan, begin 1st attack on Tokyo
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck 1947 - John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
1947 - Un-American Activities Committee 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 - Britain nationalizes its steel & iron industry
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/Moris 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
NFL Legend Jim BrownNFL Legend Jim Brown 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 militia leave New-Guinea
1963 - First Murder shown live on TV, nightclub owner Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated JFK 2 days earlier
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 Wash DC permitted to vote
Night club operator Jack RubyNight club operator Jack Ruby 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 "Sgt 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
President of Zaire Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko 1969 - Apollo 12 returns to Earth
1969 - West German pres 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

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 244

1273 - Alphonso, Earl of Chester, son of Edward I of England (d. 1284)
1394 - Charles, Duke of Orléans, French poet (d. 1465)
1420 - John Stafford, 1st Earl of Wiltshire, English politician (d. 1473)
1583 - Juan Martínez de Jáuregui y Aguilar, Spanish poet (d. 1641)
1615 - Philipp Wilhelm, Elector Palatine (d. 1690)
1630 - Etienne Baluze, French scholar (d. 1718)
1632 - Baruch "Benedict" de Spinoza, Amsterdam, rationalist philosopher
1642 - Anne Hilarion de Cotentin, earl of Tourville/knight/admiral/marshal
1655 - Charles XI, King of Sweden (1660-97)
1690 - Charles Theodore Pachelbel, composer
1712 - Willem Bachiene, theologist/geographer/astronomer (Ecclesiastical)
1713 - Junipero Serra, priest had a mission in California
1713 - Laurence Sterne, Ireland, novelist/satirist (Tristram Shandy)
1724 - Maria Amalia of Saxony, queen of Spain (d. 1760)
1729 - Alexander Suvorov, Russian general (d. 1800)
1740 - John Bacon, English sculptor
1745 - Maria Louisa of Spain, Empress consort of the Holy Roman Empire (d. 1792)
1747 - Felice Alessandri, composer
1766 - J J Friedrich Weinbrenner, German architect/archaeologist
1768 - Jean-Engelbert Pauwels, composer
1774 - Thomas Dick, Scottish scientific teacher and writer (d. 1857)
1784 - Zachary Taylor, (Whig) 12th Pres (Mar 5, 1849-July 9, 1850)
1795 - Josif Josifovich Genishta, composer
1801 - Ludwig Bechstein, German poet (d. 1860)
1806 - Omar Pasha, [Michael Lats], Croatian governor/viceroy of Bosnia/Iraq
1806 - William Webb Ellis, credited with the invention of Rugby (d. 1872)
1811 - Ditler G Monrad, Danish theologist/bishop/premier (1863- )
1811 - Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss Federal Councillor (d. 1890)
1815 - James Trapier, N Gen (Confederate Army), died in 1865
1815 - Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
1817 - Juan de la Cruz Moreno Maisonave, Guatemala
1824 - Karel M M Verlat, Flemish painter/graphic artist
1826 - Collodi, [Carlo Lorenzini], Italian author (Pinocchio)
1829 - William Passmore Carlin, Bvt Major General (Union Army), died in 1903
1833 - Antoine Labelle, Quebec catholic priest (d. 1891)
1848 - Lilli Lehmann, opera singer
1849 - Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of childrens book (My Secret Garden)
1853 - Bat Masterson, American gunfighter (d. 1921)
1859 - Cass Gilbert, American architect (d. 1934)
1864 - Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, France, painter (At the Moulin Rouge)
Ragtime Composer Scott JoplinRagtime Composer Scott Joplin (1868) 1868 - Scott Joplin, Texas, US ragtime entertainer and composer (The Entertainer)
1869 - António Óscar Carmona, 97th Prime Minister of Portugal and 11th President of Portugal (d. 1951)
1873 - L Martov, [Yuly O Tsederbaum], Russian revolutionary
1874 - Charles William Miller, Brazilian footballer (d. 1953)
1876 - Walter Griffin, US architect, city planner; designed Canberra, Aust
1877 - Alben W Barkley, Graves County Ky, (35th Vice Pres-D-1949-53)
1877 - Kavasji Jamshedji Petigara, Indian CID Commissioner of Police (d. 1941)
1878 - Mark N Tod, English classicist/historian
1881 - Al Christie, Canadian-born film director and producer (d. 1951)
1884 - Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School)
1884 - Itzhak Ben-Zvi, President of Israel (d. 1963)
1886 - Georges Vandertongerloo, Flemish artist (L'art et Son Avenir)
1886 - Margaret Caroline Anderson, American publisher (d. 1973)
1887 - Erich von Manstein, German military commander (d. 1973)
1888 - Cathleen Nesbitt, Belfast Ireland, actress (Agatha-Farmer's Daughter)
1888 - Dale Carnegie, author (How to Win Friends & Influence People)
1888 - Rudolf Klein-Rogge, Cologne Germany, actor (Metropolis, Spies)
1888 - Fredrick Willius, American cardiologist (d. 1972)
1889 - Albert J Sylvester, England, ballroom dancer (Alex Moor Award-1977)
1889 - Cissy van Marxfield, [Setske Beek-de Haan], Dutch author
1892 - Isidor Achron, composer
1893 - Fern Andra, Watseka IL, actress (Eyes of the World)
1893 - Charles F. Hurley, 54th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1946)
1894 - Herbert Sutcliffe, cricketer (all-time great opening batsman for Engl)
NYC Gangster Charles NYC Gangster Charles "Lucky" Luciano (1896) 1896 - Charles "Lucky" Luciano, Sicily, NYC Mafia gangster, (d. 1962)
1899 - Jan Adam Maklakiewicz, composer
1899 - Ward Morehouse, American theater critic and newspaper columnist (d. 1966)
1900 - Cornelius Kee, composer
1900 - Jerzy Bonawentura Toeplitz, film maker/teacher
1901 - Andre Victor Tchelistcheff, winemaker
1902 - Fernand Braudel, French historian
1905 - Irene Wicker, singer/actress (Singing Lady)
1906 - Andreina Pagnani, Rome Italy, actress (Il Commandante)
1906 - Eduard Ludwig, German architect (Air Bridge monument Berlin)
1908 - Harry Kemelman, US detective author (rabbi-omnibus)
1908 - Libertad Lamaraque, Agentina, actress (Madreselva, Puerta Cerrada)
1908 - Ray Carter, Chicago Ill, orchestra leader (Arthur Murray Dance Party)
1909 - Hans Melchior Brugk, composer
1909 - Hotze de Roos, Dutch youth book author (Chameleon)
1910 - Lennox Brown, cricketer (S Afr leg-spinner on 1931-32 Aust/NZ tour)
1911 - Kirby Grant, Butte Mont, actor (Sky King)
1911 - Walter Goetz, illustrator cartoonist/painter
1911 - Joe Medwick, baseball player (d. 1975)
1912 - Bernard Delfgaauw, Dutch philosopher (Johnson murderer!)
1912 - Garson Kanin, Rochester NY, playwright/producer (Double Life)
1912 - Geraldine Fitzgerald, Dublin Ireland, actress (Pawnbroker, Easy Money)
1912 - Theodore "Teddy" Wilson, US jazz pianist/arranger
1913 - Gisela Mauermeyer, Germany, discus thrower (Olympic-gold-1936)
1913 - Howard Duff, Bremerton Washington, actor (Flamingo Road, Knots Landing)
1914 - Elise Hoomans, Dutch director/actress (Jane Eyre)
1916 - Forrest J Ackerman, invented the term "sci-fi"
1917 - Richard Bilderback Hervig, composer
1917 - Rita Corita, [Hendrika Sturm], Dutch singer
1918 - Roley Jenkins, cricketer (English leg-spinner 1948-52)
1918 - Tom "Stubby" Fouts, Carroll County Ind, actor (Polka-go-round)
1918 - William Strethan "Wild Bill" Davis, musician
1919 - John Silverlight, journalist
1919 - David Kossoff, British actor (d. 2005)
1920 - Anthony Griffin, sailor
1920 - Joseph Olutola Olu Odutola Oguntala, soho club owner

Famous Weddings

Weddings 1 - 7 of 7

1190 - Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.
Writer Kurt Vonnegut JrWriter Kurt Vonnegut Jr (1979) 1979 - Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)
1980 - Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
1984 - MLB pitcher Roger Clemens (22) weds Debra Lynn Godfrey
2000 - Actor, screenwriter and director Jon Favreau (34) weds physician Joya Tillem (30) in Sonoma, California
2001 - "Angel" actor David Boreanaz (32) weds actress Jaime Bergman (26) at Ingleside Inn in Palm Springs, California
2007 - "Superman Returns" actor Brandon Routh (28) weds actress Courtney Ford (29) at the beautiful El Capitan Ranch in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Divorces

Divorces 1 - 1 of 1

Singer Donna SummerSinger Donna Summer (1976) 1976 - Singer-songwriter Donna Summer (27) divorces actor Helmuth Sommer after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 115

654 - Emperor Kōtoku of Japan (b. 596)
1115 - Mathilde, markgravin of Toscane, dies
1192 - Albert I van Leuven/Luik, Belgian bishop of Luik/saint, dies at 27
1468 - Jean de Dunois, French soldier (b. 1402)
1531 - Johannes Oecolampadius, German religious reformer (b. 1482)
1541 - Margaret Tudor, wife of James IV of Scotland (b. 1489)
1555 - French Vervoort, Flemish mystic (Bruylocht Cleedt), dies at about 65
1571 - Jan Blahoslav, Czech bishop, dies at 48
1572 - John Knox, Scottish preacher, dies at about 67
1583 - René de Birague, French cardinal and chancellor (b. 1506)
1615 - Sethus Calvisius, composer, dies at 59
1650 - Manuel Cardoso, composer, dies at 83
1674 - Franciscus van Enden, Flemish jesuit/free thinker, executed at 72
1722 - Johann Adam Reincken, German organist/composer, dies at 99
1741 - Queen Ulrika Eleonora of Sweden (b. 1688)
1770 - Charles-Jean-François Hénault, French historian (b. 1685)
1775 - Lorenzo Ricci, Italian Jesuit leader (b. 1703)
1781 - James Caldwell, American revolutionary (b. 1734)
1793 - Clément Charles François de Laverdy, French statesman (b. 1723)
1801 - Franz Moritz Graf von Lacy, Austrian field marshal (b. 1725)
1807 - Joseph Brant, Mohawk leader (b. 1742)
1822 - Karl Jacob Wagner, composer, dies at 50
1827 - Harman W Muntinghe, lawyer/colonial director, dies at 54
1838 - Karl Ludwig Hellwig, composer, dies at 65
1840 - Cornelis RT Krayenhoff, fortress architect/cartographer, dies at 82
1842 - Pehr Frigel, composer, dies at 92
1848 - William Lamb 2nd viscount Melbourne, British PM (1834..41), dies at 69
1863 - Claudius Charles Wilson, Confederate brig-gen during American Civil War, dies of fever at camp in Ringgold, Georgia
1870 - Comte de Lautréamont, French writer (b. 1846)
1880 - Hanri Reber, composer, dies at 73
1885 - Alfonso XII, king of Spain (1875-85), dies at 27
1890 - August Belmont, Sr., Prussian-born financier (b. 1816)
1899 - Abdullah ibn Mohammed al-Ta'a'ishi, mahdi of Sudan (1883-99), dies
1903 - Charles Dupee Blake, composer, dies at 56
1914 - Louis de Raet, Belgian economist/Flemish People Party, dies
1916 - John Francis Barnett, composer, dies at 79
1916 - Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim, American-born gunsmith (b. 1840)
1923 - Michel de Klerk, architect (Amsterdam School), dies at 39
1929 - Georges Clemenceau, French journalist/premier (1917-20), dies at 88
1943 - Martin Raschke, German author/war correspondent, dies at 38
1943 - Reina Prince Geerligs, [Leentjes Vandendriesch], anti-fascist, dies
1943 - Doris Miller, American navy cook (b. 1919)
1944 - EMHCH Houtappel, resistance fighter: in Neuengamme, dies
1944 - Vaclav Stepan, composer, dies at 54
1946 - Alfonso Broqua, composer, dies at 70
1948 - Raoul Armand Georg Koczalski, composer, dies at 64
1953 - George Alexander Russell, composer, dies at 73
1953 - Robert H Lightfoot, English theologist/exegetist, dies at 70
1956 - Guido Cantelli, Italian conductor (b. 1920)
Painter Diego RiveraPainter Diego Rivera (1957) 1957 - Diego Rivera, Mexican painter, dies at 70
1958 - Edgar A Robert Cecil viscount of Chelwood, (Nobel 1937), dies at 94
1959 - Lyman Bryson, educator (UN Casebook), dies at 71
1959 - Yuri N Libedinski, Ukrainen writer (Commissioners), dies at 60
1959 - Dally Messenger, Australian rugby player (b. 1883)
1960 - Salomon "Sam" de Wolff, zionist/socialist theorist, dies at 82
1960 - Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia (b. 1882)
1961 - Ruth Chatterton, actress (Female, Dodsworth), dies after illness at 67
1962 - James J Kilroy, tank inspector (Kilroy was here), dies at 60
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey OswaldEx-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald (1963) 1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator 2 days earlier, shot dead by nightclub owner Jack Ruby live on TV
1964 - John Fabricius, playwright, dies at 55
1965 - Abdullah III Al-Salim Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (b. 1895)
1967 - Arnold J d'ailly, mayor of Amsterdam (1946-56), dies at 65
1967 - Louis Fratto, American gangster (b. 1908)
1970 - Evgeny Karlovich Tikotsky, composer, dies at 76
1972 - Hall Overton, US composer (Enchanted Pear Tree), dies at 52
1973 - John Neihardt, American writer (b. 1881)
1977 - Richard Carlson, actor/director (Little Foxes, Hunted), dies at 65
1980 - George Raft, actor (Scarface, Johnny Angel, Mr Ace), dies at 85
1980 - Herbert Agar, American journalist and historian (b. 1897)
1985 - Cees Buddingh', Dutch poet/writer/interpreter/translator, dies at 67
1985 - Big Joe Turner, American singer (b. 1911)
1987 - Jehane Benoît, French Canadian culinary author (b. 1904)
1989 - Guus Weitzel, Dutch radio host, dies at 85
1990 - Bulent Arel, composer, dies at 72
1990 - Nistani Keiji, philosopher, dies in Kyoto Japan
1990 - Dodie Smith, English novelist and playwright (b. 1896)
1990 - Juan Manuel Bordeu, Argentine racing driver (b. 1934)
1990 - Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer of the depression, dies aged 80
1991 - Anton Furst, production designer (Batman), dies at 47
1991 - Eric Carr, drummer (Kiss-Beth), dies of cancer at 41
1991 - Freddie Mercury, British singer (Queen), dies of AIDS at 45
1992 - Henri J de Koster, Dutch Min of Defense (1971-73), dies at 78
1992 - Mary Smithuysen, Dutch dancer/actress (Bridge Too Far), dies
1992 - Theo Edison, son of Thomas Edison, dies at 94
1993 - Albert Collins, blues guitarist (Don't Lose Your Cool), dies at 61
1993 - Germaine Emilie Madame Gres Krebs, haute Couturist, dies at 89
1993 - Imad Aqal, Palestinian Hamas leader, dies at 24
1993 - Jan Schrauwen, Dutch sculptor, dies at 36
1993 - Wu Yi Shen, mayor of Shen Yang China, dies in helicopter
1994 - Ivo Perilli, Italian screenplay/director (Ragazzo), dies at 92
1994 - Jo Vis, Dutch resistance fighter (Yad Vashem), dies at 88
1994 - Tommy Boyce, songwriter (Boyce & Hart), dies at 55
1995 - Jeffrey Lynn, American actor (Tony Rome, Butterfield 8, Up Front), dies from natural causes at 86
1995 - Stuart Henry, disc jockey, dies at 53
1995 - Woiciech Woytek Wiesidlowski Lowski, dancer, dies at 56
1996 - Edison Vasalievich Denisov, composer, dies at 67
1996 - Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist, dies at 76
1996 - Sorley MacLean Somhairle MacChaluim, poet, dies at 85
2001 - Melanie Thornton, American dance/pop singer (b. 1967)
2002 - John Rawls, political philosopher (b. 1921)

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