History's November 24
    2015 Turkey shots down a Russian fighter jet after claiming it had flown into Turkish airspace
    2015 Tunisia declares state of emergency after an attack on a bus in Tunis carrying presidential guards kills at least 12
    2015 Venezuelan opposition leader Luis Díaz is shot and killed days before the cuntry's general election
    2015 Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder of 17 year old African American Laquan McDonald in 2014
    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
    2013 40th American Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Justin Timberlake win
    2013 64th Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 155 points
    2013 101st CFL Grey Cup: Saskatchewan Roughriders defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 45-23
    2012 The continued NHL lockout results in all games to December 14 being cancelled
    2012 Ernest Bai Koroma is re-elected President of Sierra Leone
    2012 Gangnam Style becomes the most viewed youtube video surpassing 808 million views
    2012 77th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 49-0 in Tuscaloosa
    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.
    2007 72nd Iron Bowl: Auburn beats Alabama 17-10 in Auburn
    2006 Israeli rapist Benny Sela escapes from police custody while being transferred to a court hearing.
    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.
    2002 90th CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 25-16
    1997 "Street Corner Symphony" opens at Brooks Atkinson NYC for 79 performances
    1996 Rookie Karrie Webb wins LPGA Tour Championship
    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
    1995 Ireland votes to end 58-year-old amendment on divorce (50.28% to 49.72%)
    1993 End of world, according to Ukrainian sect White Brotherhood
    1993 Brady bill passes establishing 5-day waiting period for US handgun sales
    1993 In Liverpool, 11-year-olds Robert Thompson and Jon Venables are convicted of the murder of 2-year-old James Bulger.
    1992 Boeing 734 crashes into mountain in China, kills 141
    1991 Rachmon Nabijev elected president of Tadzjikistan
    1991 US 75th manned space mission "STS 44" Atlantis 10 launched
    1991 79th CFL Grey Cup: Toronto Argonauts defeats Calgary Stampeders, 36-21
    1991 1st intl flight from Long Island's MacArthur Airport (to Mexico)
    1991 Monica Seles, sets female tennis record winning $2,457,758 in a year
    1991 After going 12-0, Washington Redskins lose to Dallas 24-21
    1989 Elias Hrawi elected president of Lebanon
    1989 Communist Party resigns in Czechoslovakia
    1989 Tendulkar scores a Test Cricket fifty age 16 years 214 days, a record
    1987 Li Peng succeeds premier Zhao Ziyang in China PR
    1986 Wrestler John Tatum charged with possession of marijuana
    1986 "Smile" opens at Lunt-Fontanne Theater NYC for 48 performances
    1986 Cards reliever Todd Worrell wins NL Rookie of Year
    1985 73rd CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Hamilton Tiger-Cats, 37-24
    1985 Egyptian commandos storm captured Boeing in Malta, 60 killed
    1983 Test Cricket debut of Richie Richardson, WI v India Bombay
    1983 PLO exchanges 6 Israeli prisoners for 4,500 Palestinians & Lebanese
    1982 Orioles Cal Ripken is named AL Rookie of Year
    1982 Yasuhiro Nakasone succeeds Zenko Suzuki as premier of Japan
    1981 1st air-launched cruise missile tested
    1979 US admits troops in Vietnam were exposed to the toxic Agent Orange
    1979 Kings' Charley Simmer fails on 8th penalty shot against Islanders
    1977 Miami Bob Greise passes for 6 touchdowns vs St Louis (55-14)
    1977 France performs nuclear test at Muruora Island
    1976 NBA Atlanta Hawks end a 28 game road losing streak
    1976 Reds Joe Morgan wins his 2nd straight NL MVP Award
    1975 "Boccaccio" opens at Edison Theater NYC for 7 performances
    1974 2 truck hijackers freed (3/3/1974)
    1974 62nd CFL Grey Cup: Montreal Alouettes defeats Edmonton Eskimos, 20-7
    1974 Jane Blalock wins LPGA Lady Errol Golf Classic
    1974 24th NASCAR Sprint Cup: Richard Petty wins
    1974 Gerald Ford and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT-2 treaty to reduce each side's number of nuclear weapons
    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'
    1972 USSR performs underground nuclear test
    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
    1970 36th Heisman Trophy Award: Jim Plunkett, Stanford (QB)
    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
    1968 Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Louise Suggs Golf Invitational
    1966 New York City experiences the smoggiest day in the city's history.
    1966 A Bulgarian plane with 82 people on board crashes near Bratislava, Slovakia.
    1966 The Beatles began recording sessions for "Sergeant Pepper"
    1966 400 die of respiratory failure & heart attack in killer NYC smog
    1966 1st TV station in Congo, Kinshasa (Zaire)
    1965 Marshal Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu becomes President of Zaire
    1964 Rebellion ends in Zaire
    1964 For 1st time since 1800, residents of Washngton DC permitted to vote
    1964 Cards' 3rd baseman Ken Boyer is voted NL MVP
    1964 30th Heisman Trophy Award: John Huarte, Notre Dame (QB)
    1962 Last of Dutch military leave New Guinea
    1960 Wilt Chamberlain pulls down 55 rebounds in a game (NBA record)
    1958 Mali becomes an autonomous state within French Community
    1957 Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown sets club record of 237 yds rushing
    1956 "Pajama Game" closes at St James Theater NYC after 1063 performances
    1956 44th CFL Grey Cup: Edmonton Eskimos defeats Montreal Alouettes, 50-27
    1955 1st test flight of Fokker's F-27 Friendship
    1954 France sends 20,000 soldiers to Algeria
    1954 Air Force One, 1st US Presidential airplane, christened
    1953 Dodgers sign Walter Alston to a 1-year pact as manager for 1954
    1951 "17" closes at Broadhurst Theater NYC after 180 performances
    1951 "Music in the Air" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 56 performances
    1951 British auto manufacturers Austin and Morris Motors merge
    1951 39th CFL Grey Cup: Ottawa Rough Riders defeats Saskatchewan, 21-14
    1950 US infantry division conquerors Chonju Korea
    1950 UN troops begin an assault intending to end Korean War by Christmas
    1950 "Guys & Dolls" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 1200 performances
    1949 Syracuse Nationals beat Anderson Packers, 125-123 in 5 OTs
    1949 British steel & iron industry nationalised
    1948 WAVE TV channel 3 in Louisville, KY (NBC) begins broadcasting
    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
    1947 John Steinbeck's novel "Pearl" published
    1944 US bombers based on Saipan begin 1st attack on Tokyo
    1942 Fieldmarshal Erich von Manstein arrives in Starobelsk
    1942 French collaborator Marquis de Brinon establishes "African Falanx"
    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
    1938 National Semi-Pro Basketball Congress authorizes yellow basketball
    1938 Clifford Odets' "Rocket to the Moon" premieres in NYC
    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
    1935 King George II returns to Greece after 12 years
    1935 The Senegalese Socialist Party holds its second congress.
    1934 SN Behrman's "Rain from Heaven" premieres in NYC
    1934 CFL Grey Cup: Sarnia beats Regina, 20-12 at Toronto
    1932 In Washington, D.C., the FBI Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory (better known as the FBI Crime Lab) officially opens.
    1930 Ruth Nichols sets women's transcontinental air flight record (Mineola, NY to California), in a Lockheed-Vega
    1926 KVI-AM in Seattle WA begins radio transmissions
    1925 1st radio-broadcast of Dutch KRO (Catholic Radio Broadcast)
    1925 Eugene O'Neill Theater (Coronet, Forrest) opens at 230 W 49th St NYC
    1924 1st Dutch airplane (Fokker's F-7) reaches Batavia (Java)
    1924 General Feng Yu-Hsiang, a warlord from the north of China, turns on his allies and seizes Peking
    1923 Radio Belgium's 1st transmission
    1922 Italian parliament gives Benito Mussolini dictatorial powers "for 1 year"
    1918 Béla Can forms Hungarian Communist Party
    1917 Nine police officers and one civilian are killed when a bomb explodes at the Milwaukee, Wisconsin police headquarters building.
    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
    1915 Serbian leader flees to Albania
    1914 Benito Mussolini leaves Italy's socialist party
    1914 Dutch Overseas Trustmaatschappij (NOT) forms
    1912 Conflict in the Balkans grows into an acute international crisis with major powers supporting either Austria or Serbia
    1905 Moshav Hertzlia forms in Israel
    1903 Clyde Coleman of NYC patents automobile electric starter
    1903 George Ade's "County Chairman" premieres in NYC
    1898 The International Conference of Rome for the Social Defense Against Anarchists opens.
    1897 Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Football Union forms in Kingston
    1896 1st US absentee voting law enacted by Vermont
    1887 Victorien Sardou's "La Tosca" premieres in Paris
    1880 Southern University forms
    1874 Joseph F Glidden patents barbed wire
    1871 National Rifle Association organized (NYC)
    1869 American Woman's Suffrage Association forms (Cleveland)
    1863 Battle of Chattanooga, Columbia & Lookout Mt begins in Tennessee
    1862 M Levy publishes Gustave Flaubert's "Salammbo"
    1861 Luik-Visé-Maastricht railway opens
    1859 Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
    1835 Texas Rangers, mounted police force authorized by Texas Provisional Government
    1832 South Carolina passes Ordinance of Nullification
    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
    1759 Destructive eruption of Vesuvius
    1715 London's Thames River freezes over
    1703 1st Lutheran pastor ordained in America, Justus Falckner at Philadelphia
    1688 General strategist John Churchill meets William III
    1655 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans
    1643 Battle of Tuttlingen: Beiers army under Gen Mercy beats France
    1642 Abel Janzoon Tasman discovers Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania)
    1639 1st observation of transit of Venus by Jeremiah Horrocks and William Crabtree - helped establish size of the Solar System
    1628 John Ford's "Lover's Melancholy" premieres in London
    1601 Earl Mauritius ceases siege of De Bosch due to strict monarchy
    1587 Battle at Auneau: Henri de Guise wins
    1542 Battle of Solway Moss: English beat Scottish King James V
    1434 River Thames in London freezes over
    1105 Rabbi Nathan ben Yehiel of Rome completes Talmudic dictionary
    642 Theodore I begins his reign as Catholic Pope
    496 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
    380 Theodosius I makes his adventus, or formal entry, into Constantinople.
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