November 24th


December 8, 2021

November 24 is the 328th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (329th in leap years). There are 37 to end the year.

Historical events

0380 - Theodosius makes his advent, or formal entry, into Constantinople. 1190 — Conrad of Monferrato becomes king of Jerusalem after his marriage to Isabel I of Jerusalem. 1631 — The city of Olinda is burned by the Dutch. 1642 — Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the Land of Van Diemen (later renamed Tasmania). 1822 — Arrival of João José da Cunha Fidié in Campo Maior, after eleven days of accelerated march, from Oeiras, the imperial capital of Piauí, to Parnaíba. 1831 — British experimental physicist Michael Faraday announces the discovery of the law of electromagnetism that bears his name, also known as the Law of Induction (see Faraday-Neumann-Lenz Law). 1848 — Risorgimento: Pope Pius IX, in disguise, fled to Gaeta, a fortress located in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. 1859 — Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species. 1940 — World War II: The First Slovak Republic becomes a signatory to the Tripartite Pact, officially joining the Axis powers. 1941 — World War II: United States grants Lend-Lease to Free French Forces. 1963 — Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin of President John F. Kennedy, is killed by Jack Ruby. 1965 — Mobutu Sese Seko seizes power in the Democratic Republic of Congo and becomes president; he will rule the country (which he renamed Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997. 1969 — Apollo Program: The Apollo 12 command module crashes safely into the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to land on the Moon. 1974 — Donald Johanson and Tom Gray discover 40% of the complete skeleton of Australopithecus afarensis, nicknamed "Lucy", in the Awash Valley of the Afar Triangle, Ethiopia. 1980 — Proclaimed Lake Malawi National Park in Malawi. 2015 — A Russian Air Force Sukhoi Su-24 fighter plane is shot down by the Turkish Air Force over the Syria-Turkey border, killing one of the two pilots; a Russian marine is also killed during a subsequent rescue effort. 2016 — The Government of Colombia and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia — The People's Army sign a revised peace agreement, ending the country's more than 50-year civil war.


Prior to the 19th century

1273 — Alfonso, Earl of Chester (d. 1284). 1394 — Charles, Duke of Orleans (d. 1465). 1472 — Pietro Torrigiano, Italian sculptor (d. 1528). 1583 — Philip Massinger, English dramatist (d. 1640). 1615 — Philip William of Neuburg (d. 1690). 1632 — Baruch de Espinoza, Dutch philosopher (d. 1677). 1655 — Charles XI of Sweden (d. 1697). 1713 — Laurence Sterne, Irish writer (d. 1768). 1724 — Maria Amália of Saxony (d. 1760). 1730 — Alexander Suvorov, Russian military leader (d. 1800). 1740 — John Bacon, British sculptor (d. 1799). 1784 Zachary Taylor, American politician (d. 1850). Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss explorer and geographer (d. 1817).

19th century

1811 — Ulrich Ochsenbein, Swiss politician (d. 1890). 1818 — David Hayes Agnew, North American surgeon (d. 1892). 1826 — Carlo Collodi, Italian writer (d. 1890). 1828 — George Augustus Henry Sala, British journalist (d. 1895). 1849 — Frances Hodgson Burnett, Anglo-American playwright and writer (d. 1924). 1861 — Cruz e Sousa, Brazilian poet (d. 1898). 1864 — Toulouse-Lautrec, French painter (d. 1901). 1869 — António Óscar Carmona, Portuguese politician (d. 1951). 1874 — Charles Miller, Anglo-Brazilian footballer (d. 1953). 1876 ​​— Walter Burley Griffin, American architect (d. 1937). 1877 Boris Vladimirovich of Russia (d. 1943). Alben W. Barkley, American jurist and politician (d. 1956

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