About November 24

November 24, 2021 is the 328th day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 37 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday.

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Sagittarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 69 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On November 24

  • 1542
    Battle of Solway Moss: The English army defeats the Scots.
  • 1642
    Abel Tasman becomes the first European to discover the island Van Diemen’s Land (later renamed Tasmania).
  • 1850
    Danish troops defeat a Schleswig-Holstein force in the town of Lottorf, Schleswig-Holstein.
  • 1859
    Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species, the anniversary of which is sometimes called “Evolution Day”
  • 1863
    American Civil War: Battle of Lookout Mountain – Near Chattanooga, Tennessee, Union forces under General Ulysses S. Grant capture Lookout Mountain and begin to break the Confederate siege of the city led by General Braxton Bragg.
  • 1906
    The Canton Bulldogs-Massillon Tigers Betting Scandal, the first major scandal in professional American football.
  • 1922
    Author and Irish Republican Army member Robert Erskine Childers is executed by an Irish Free State firing squad for illegally carrying a revolver.
  • 1932
    In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
  • 1935
    The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
  • 1943
    World War II: The USS Liscome Bay is torpedoed near Tarawa and sinks, killing 650 men.
  • 1944
    World War II: Bombing of Tokyo – The first bombing raid against the Japanese capital from the east and by land is carried out by 88 American aircraft.
  • 1950
    The “Storm of the Century”, a violent snowstorm, takes shape on this date before paralyzing the northeastern United States and the Appalachians the next day, bringing winds up to 100 mph and sub-zero temperatures. Pickens, West Virginia, records 57 inches of snow. 353 people would die as a result of the storm.
  • 1962
    The West Berlin branch of the Socialist Unity Party of Germany forms a separate party, the Socialist Unity Party of West Berlin.
  • 1963
    Vietnam War: Newly sworn-in US President Lyndon B. Johnson confirms that the United States intends to continue supporting South Vietnam both militarily and economically.
  • 1965
    Joseph Désiré Mobutu seizes power in the Congo and becomes President; he rules the country (which he renames Zaire in 1971) for over 30 years, until being overthrown by rebels in 1997.
  • 1966
    Bulgarian TABSO Flight 101 crashes near Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, killing all 82 people on board.
  • 1969
    Apollo program: The Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.
  • 1971
    During a severe thunderstorm over Washington state, a hijacker calling himself Dan Cooper (AKA D. B. Cooper) parachutes from a Northwest Orient Airlines plane with $200,000 in ransom money. He has never been found.
  • 1973
    A national speed limit is imposed on the Autobahn in Germany because of the 1973 oil crisis. The speed limit lasted only four months.
  • 1992
    A China Southern Airlines domestic flight in the People’s Republic of China, crashes, killing all 141 people on-board.

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