This Day in History for 24th November

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 157

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 occured (only 2, record event)
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 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
English Military and Political Leader Oliver CromwellEnglish Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell 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
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
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 1905 - Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
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
Italian Dictator Benito MussoliniItalian Dictator Benito Mussolini 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
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
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck 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
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
Night club operator Jack RubyNight club operator Jack Ruby 1963 - 1st live murder on TV-Jack Ruby shoots Lee Harvey Oswald
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
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
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
President of Zaire Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko 1970 - 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 243

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 LucianoNYC Gangster Charles 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 - 6 of 6

1190 - Isabella of Jerusalem marries Conrad of Montferrat at Acre, making him de jure King.
1979 - Author Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (57) weds photographer Jill Krementz (39)
1980 - Ronald Reagan Jr marries Doria Palmieri
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

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
1963 - Lee Harvey Oswald, JFK's assassinator, shot dead by Jack Ruby
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
Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey OswaldEx-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald (1963) 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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