November 24 is the 328th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (329th in leap years). There are 37 to end the year.
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).
Zachary Taylor, American politician (d. 1850).
Johann Ludwig Burckhardt, Swiss explorer and geographer (d. 1817).
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).
Boris Vladimirovich of Russia (d. 1943).
Alben W. Barkley, American jurist and politician (d. 1956