Historical Events on 24th November

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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
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
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 - 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
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
President of Zaire Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko 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
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 NJ
1972 - USSR performs underground nuclear test
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
38th US President Gerald Ford38th US President Gerald Ford 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 pres 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 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
Prime Minister of Canada Stephen HarperPrime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper 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
Singer-songwriter Taylor SwiftSinger-songwriter Taylor Swift 2013 - 40th American Music Award: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win
2013 - 101st CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23

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