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History Of Day In English

Historical Events -  November 24

1434 : River Thames was completely frozen.

1859 : The publication of Charles Darwin’s ‘On the Origin of Species.’

1871 : National Rifle Association (NYC) formed.

1944 : In World War II, the 73rd Bombardment Wing launched the first attack on Tokyo from the Northern Mariana Islands. 

1963 : Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of John F. Kennedy, was assassinated by Jack Ruby at the Dallas Police Station.

1969 : Apollo 12 landed on the moon.

1971 : During a severe thunderstorm over Washington State, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (aka D. B. Cooper) parachuted from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.

1976 : A devastating earthquake shook eastern Turkey. 4 to 5 thousand people died in it.

1986 : Legislators expelled from the House for the first time in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly.

1988 : First time Lok Sabha MP Lalduhoma disqualified under Anti defection law.

1989 : The entire leadership of the then Communist Party in Czechoslovakia resigned collectively to usher in a new era.

1999 : Kunjurani Devi of India won a silver medal at the World Weightlifting Championships held in Athens.

2000 : External maps of 545 km of the demarcation line between India and China exchanged for the first time, says External Affairs Minister Jaswant Singh.

2007 : Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif reached home after eight years of exile.

2008 : Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case, accused the ATS of showing obscene CDs.

Famous Birthdays   – November 24  

1806: William Webb Ellis, founder of rugby football.

1914: Lynn Chadwick, British sculptor.

1919: Mahipal, was an Indian film actor.

1935: Salim Khan, an Indian screenwriter.

1943: Montek Singh Ahluwalia, an Indian economist, and civil servant.

1944: Amol Palekar, an Indian actor, director, and producer.

1941: Pete Best, Indian-English drummer, and lyricist.

1955: Ian Botham, an English cricketer.

1961: Arundhati Roy, an Indian author.

Death Anniversaries   – November 24

1848: William Lamb, a British Whig statesman.

1916: Hiram Maxim, inventor of the Maxim gun.

1948: Anna Jarvis, founder of Mother’s Day.

1991: Freddie Mercury, a British singer, songwriter, record producer.

1992: Theodore Miller Edison, an American businessman, inventor, and environmentalist.

2004: Arthur Haley, world-renowned author.

2014: Murli Deora, Indian politician.

 

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