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 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"
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin 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
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
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
Author John SteinbeckAuthor John Steinbeck 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
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 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
President of Zaire Mobutu Sese SekoPresident of Zaire Mobutu Sese Seko 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
LPGA Golfer Kathy WhitworthLPGA Golfer Kathy Whitworth 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
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
MLB Legend Cal Ripken JrMLB Legend Cal Ripken Jr 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
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica SelesTennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles 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
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
2014 - A 12-year-old boy is shot dead by police in Cleveland, after brandishing what turned out to be a fake gun in a playground

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